text: seven walking tours through historic Philadelphia

Tenth Presbyterian Church

Tenth Presbyterian Church exterior arches

On the southwest corner of 17th and Spruce Street is the Tenth Presbyterian Church, one of the handsomest to be found in this part of the city. Built between 1850 and 1875, it is beautifully maintained; note the ironwork in the gates before the front entrance and in the fixtures for the lanterns.

Immediately to the west, at 1710 Spruce, is the Thaw House.

Rittenhouse Square