text: seven walking tours through historic Philadelphia

Clinton Street

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On reaching 10th and Clinton Streets, turn right to return to Spruce Street. Between 1003 and 1005, notice the distinctive iron gates. Some of the finest ironwork — balconies, gates, fences — was produced in Pennsylvania, and many who visit New Orleans do not realize that the ironwork decorating those houses came from here, too. Once our eye is trained to see the ironwork about the city, we find it at unexpected places.

Washington Square and West