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Worth 1,000 Words

Hidden City takes us inside 1616 Walnut Street, which was built by the Pew family in 1929 and remains one of Philadelphia's finest examples of Art Deco design. 1616 Walnut is one of three Philly buildings featured in photographer Karen Greene's new book: Art Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History, a comprehensive overview of the unsung urban decorative art of the mailboxes that became focal points in buildings such as the Woolworth BuIlding, the Waldorf Astoria, and what is now ICON at 1616 Walnut in the early decades of the 20th century. [Hidden City][Photo: ICON]