In Olde City Philadelphia, Chestnut Street was a central location for meetings, banking and social gatherings. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and other American patriots often wandered through our neighborhood, dined and attended church nearby.
The corner of Second and Chestnut Street was a thriving hub in early American culture, with a local brewery and vibrant merchant shops. But come 1829, the 235 Chestnut Street Building, once the site of a local brewery, had a new owner with a new vision.
Mr. Elliott had desires of opening a doll manufacture business and later commissioned local architect Joseph Hoxie, best known for his work on the city’s churches, to design his new building. The Italianate structure that stands today was designed and in late 1856 Mr. Elliott’s dream came true.
Elliott’s Doll Manufacture served the city and neighboring communities for years. Over time, the Elliott Building housed a local dry goods store and other business ventures.
Over 100 years later, with the original granite store front and Mr. Elliott’s name above the roof, The Independence Park Hotel was developed as the cities first historic boutique hotel.
Designated by the US Department of Interior as a National Historic Landmark, the building and hotel are currently listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Today, the Independence Park Hotel welcomes guests to Philadelphia, blending old world charm and traditional hospitality with a host of modern amenities. The Inn’s carefully preserved grand staircase, 13 foot high ceilings and inviting lobby offer guests the ideal mix of Philadelphia heritage and a host of today’s comforts.
Welcome to Philadelphia.
Welcome to the Independence Park Hotel.