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Plays and Players

Rittenhouse District 23

The 1700 block of Delancey Place boasts several pleasant townhouses and is the home of Plays and Players, the city's oldest theater group. When you visit, take notice of the terra-cotta frieze above the marquee and the ancient carriage house next door at 1718. Across the street at 1711, in what was the stable of the Thaw House, there is a marvelous little bay window on the second floor with a protruding sculpture of a horse's head beneath. Farther along on the same side of the street are stables which have become architect's offices.

Theater's Homepage

Delancey St. makes for a pleasant walk. Continue west to the 1800 block of Delancey.

Rittenhouse Square