In the Roundhouse, more witnesses to history

Inquirer staff writer Barbara Boyer reports:

At police headquarters in Center City, about a dozen people watched a television propped on a plastic crate in the lobby to watch the inauguration.

“History,” said Ron Plummer, a businessman from Princeton, N.J., who was in the building for a meeting that ended shortly before President-elect Obama took the oath of office. “Here we go.”

Officer Andrea Smith said the speech was “inspiring” with a tone that would unite the nation.

“I think he put forth what people should do -- to become one instead of separate,” Smith said. “I think he gives people a sense of hope, something to look forward to.”

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