Pride and Progress

Chinatown & Center City East

This 2003 mural by Ann Northrup, filling the west wall of the William Way LGBT Community Center, is a tribute to the Gayborhood in which it stands. The main subject is a Pride Festival but on the right is a poster showing a gay civil rights march from 1966 – a mark of how far the community has come.

Across the street, on the side of Vetri Cucina, there's A Taste of Summer another mural designed by Northrup.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Chinatown & Center City East attractions

1. William Way LGBT Community Center

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A cornerstone of the Gayborhood is this dynamic community center that hosts a wide range of events and activities – from art shows and music festivals to…

2. Famous Franks

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The walls outside Dirty Franks are decorated with this witty mural by David McShane featuring Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, Aretha Franklin, Benjamin…

3. Gershman Y

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This Jewish cultural and community center on the Avenue of the Arts offers a wide range events, workshops and exhibitions. Its origins go back to the late…

4. Atlas of Tomorrow

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The subtitle of Candy Chang's interactive mural is 'a device for philosophical reflection' and it embodies the idea of art as meditation and a tool for…

6. Dilworth Park

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On the west side of City Hall this compact public area includes the Rothman Ice Rink in winter, which is replaced by a fountain with dancing water spouts…

7. City Hall

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Completed in 1901 following 30 years of construction, City Hall takes up a whole block, and at 548ft is the world's tallest structure without a steel…

8. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

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The ongoing life's work of mosaic mural artist Isaiah Zagar, this is a folk-art wonderland of mirror mosaics, bottle walls and quirky sculpture. Zagar's…