text: seven walking tours through historic Philadelphia

Holy Trinity (Rittenhouse Square)

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Holy Trinity

Around the Square itself, there are few old buildings left, but the Church of the Holy Trinity on the northwest corner is another of John Notman's, this one dating from 1857-59. One of the city's most fashionable congregations, it had for rector the Reverend Phillips Brooks (1835-93), best remembered today for writing the words to "O Little Town of Bethlehem."

Rittenhouse Square