Philadelphia Architecture on Chestnut Street

Yesterday, I had to renew my passport. I had it expedited at The Customs House (WPA building built between 1932 and 1934) on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. I walked in at 11:30 am and had my new passport by 3:15 pm. It’s easy breezy at The Customs House without crowds and lines. (More on this later).

The second best thing is that The Customs House is in the heart of the oldest, most historic section of the city. During the 3 to 4-hour wait time, there is lots to see just steps away.

During my wait time I strolled down Chestnut Street and took the following photos of the architecture.

I also went to Carpenters’ Hall and The Ben Franklin Museum.. I’ll write more on both places in my next post.

Amazingly, the trees are blooming very early–about 3 weeks early! We had too many days that reached 70 degrees.

Next Post: Getting My Passport Photos Done!

And more on Philadelphia…




One thought on “Philadelphia Architecture on Chestnut Street

  1. the photos are amazing. I spent 15 years working in the heart of Philadelphia, and enjoyed my lunch hours just walking around the city.

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