Category Archives: Philadelphia

Dining Hall and Store Complex, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

This complex brings a certain monotony and repetition to the intersection, fronting on both Spruce Street and 38th Street. The 1974 book, Architecture in Philadelphia: A Guide, states “The two street fronts immediately bring to mind characteristics of Philadelphia row … Continue reading

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Leon H. Sullivan Human Services Center, Philadelphia, PA

Located at 1415 N. Broad Street in north Philadelphia near Temple University, this building has a decidedly suburban office park look and placement. The structure is low-rise and, as seen in the photograph, is set back a distance from the … Continue reading

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Rosenthal Building, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Formally known as the Gladys Hall Rosenthal Building, this was built on Spruce Street as an addition to the existing School of Veterinary Medicine in 1963-64 by the firm Monaghan and Forrest, a firm on which there seems to be … Continue reading

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Meyerson Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

                  This  multipurpose building is located at the corner of Walnut and 34th Streets and was built in 1967 by Martin, Stewart, Nobel and Class. They also designed at least one other … Continue reading

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The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Located on Spruce Street and surrounded by the University of Pennsylvania campus, The Wistar Institute is an independent science and medical research facility founded in 1892. The majority of its complex was built in 1975 by Mansell Lewis and Fugate, … Continue reading

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University Lutheran Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

This modest religious structure was built in 1969 by Pietro Belluschi and Alexander Ewing & Associates at the corner of 37th and Chestnut Streets. It is also known as University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation and a good history of … Continue reading

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Stiteler Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Home to the UPenn Political Science Department and completed in 1966, this building is just behind the Graduate School of Education Building and built by the same firm of Harbeson, Hough, Livingston and Larson. The restrained vocabulary of brick with … Continue reading

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Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Located at 3700 Walnut Street, the building was built in 1962 and refurbished in 2001 with a new entrance and I assume some interior work. The architects were Harbeson Hough Livingston Larson, who designed numerous buildings around Philadelphia and evolved … Continue reading

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