text: seven walking tours through historic Philadelphia

Holy Trinity (Rittenhouse Square)

Holy Trinity Church

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."

The next point of interest is on the NW corner of 18th and Walnut. From the NE corner of the square, look north across Walnut to see the Rensselaer House

Rittenhouse Square