The University of Pennsylvania's first campus was in Old City, Philadelphia, on the corner of 4th & Arch Street. Although none of the original buildings stand today, the campus location is denoted with a plaque on the exterior wall of the Wyndham Hotel. 

In 1870, the University of Pennsylvania moved to West Philadelphia, on the corner of 34th & Walnut Street.  Although the institution of slavery had been abolished, traces of its impact on Penn’s history lingered on the new campus and can still be found today.

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