University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

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Benjamin Franklin, founder of America's first university, the University of Pennsylvania, hoped that its students would learn qeverything that is useful and everything that is ornamental.q The same might be said of the architecture of its campus, both useful and ornamental. The newest title in our highly acclaimed Campus Guide Series takes readers on an insider's tour of this historic school, unique in the Ivy League for its single urban campus. The guide presents architectural walks of a campus that is distinguished by landmark buildings. Thomas traces the university's rich history from its founding in 1749 to the present wave of construction on the modern campus. Hand-colored maps and detailed descriptions of the buildings guide to readers on their tour.The Campus Guide George E. Thomas, Lewis Tanner ... Professor Dr. William P. Wilson, then heading the universitya#39;s Biological Department, saw the possibility of acquiring the exhibits and ... Designed by the premier industrial architects ot the city, the Wilson Brothers, the Commercial ... After the construction of the citya#39;s new Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th Street, the citya#39;s early twentiethanbsp;...

Title:University of Pennsylvania
Author:George E. Thomas, Lewis Tanner
Publisher:Princeton Architectural Press - 2002


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