text: seven walking tours through historic Philadelphia

Society Hill Towers Overlooking Abercrombie House

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Pei in the Sky

Near the entrance to the three skyscraper apartment buildings designed by I.M. Pei, the Society Hill Towers, are two magnificent town houses that have been restored. One of them, the Abercrombie House at 270 South 2nd Street, was built in 1759 for a Scottish sea captain. Like so many of the houses in the area it fell into disrepair — it was used a warehouses for a time — but like so many Society Hill houses was lovingly restored.

Society Hill