Apartment Near Pennsylvania Hospital

While Pennsylvania Hospital is a nationally recognized health facility that embraces innovation and modern technology, it is also a hub of history. A Waterfront I apartment near Pennsylvania Hospital allows history buffs to be immersed in the campus’ fascinating backstory, while also having quick and convenient access to a leading employer and center of care.

Pennsylvania Hospital was founded in 1751 by one of Philadelphia’s most famous pioneers, Benjamin Franklin, who partnered with Dr. Thomas Bond on the venture. It was the nation’s first public hospital, founded under the mission of providing free, quality healthcare to Philadelphians. Construction on the current building wrapped up in 1756. Over the years, the hospital treated victims of epidemics as well as of wars, including the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and Spanish-American War. Pennsylvania Hospital doctors also traveled overseas to treat patients injured in World War I and II. The hospital has continuously grown and expanded, both in size and scope, adding new wings and specialties to meet the changing needs of Philadelphians.

Today, Pennsylvania Hospital is a forward-thinking health facility, but employees and visitors alike can glimpse its early history in every visit. Tours are offered of the hospital’s surgical amphitheater, the first of its kind in the nation, where physicians in training and members of the public alike used to observe operations, which were conducted by the light of the amphitheater before electricity was incorporated into the building. Its library, the first medical library in the nation, which dates to 1762, now contains more than 13,000 volumes. When visitors are done exploring the inside of the building, they can wander the public grounds, which contain a range of herbs and plants that would have been used as medicines during the time of the hospital’s founding.

A Waterfront I apartment near Pennsylvania Hospital allows residents to enjoy quick and easy access to high-quality healthcare and employment opportunities, while also providing a fascinating look at one of Philadelphia’s oldest icons – quite the unique combination! Call the Waterfront I today to take a tour or learn more about our amenities.

Waterfront I Old City Philadelphia Apartments

Contact Waterfront I in Old City Philadelphia

Let us introduce you to luxury living at our Old City, Philadelphia apartments along the Delaware River Waterfront. The Old City neighborhood is a fun and upbeat place to explore and call home. Inside each of our pet-friendly apartments you’ll find contemporary amenities like open floor plans, ample closet space, and wood flooring. At Waterfront I we believe in building a strong sense of community among our residents and within our city. 

Ask our leasing agents about the many community features, amenities, and incentives available, including a complimentary membership to MetroFit fitness center and our preferred employer program, offering reduced security deposits and waived application fees for employees of recognized companies. 

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33 S. Letitia Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Leasing Office Phone:

(215) 351-1535


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