#travelwithgdp Fact: Houston Hall started as the first student union in the nation and opened on January 2, 1896. As the first student union in the United States, Houston had some liberty to gather influence and set the tone for what would eventually become a common center at any modern university. In particular, Houston drew its inspiration from Cambridge University and Oxford University, where the first union would be established in 1823.
Description: At the center of Penn’s campus alongside iconic buildings like College Hall and landmarks like the Benjamin Franklin Statue, Houston Hall has had a long history at Penn as a center of social, recreational, educational and cultural activity, and in 2018, the hall has over 120 years of serving the Penn community.
Place: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: October, 2019
Shot On: @canonusa 1300D
Places Visited on Trip: Pennsylvania
Trip Total Days: 3 Days
Budget Required: $200