Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - A Closer Look

Philadelphia - A Closer Look

William Penn envisioned a “green country town” with large lots for each home. His plans gave way to more density, but the layout of Philadelphia remained strong.

Public SquaresPenn’s plans called for public squares, including a central square that would later house Philadelphia’s current-day City Hall. Street GridAn orderly, rectilinear pattern of streets remained intact despite the subdividing of the residential lots.