Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia

Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia

By: Roger W. Moss (author), Tom Crane (photographer)Hardback

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Architectural historian Roger W. Moss and photographer Tom Crane set out to celebrate the surviving accessible historic architecture of Philadelphia, envisioning a series of books that would provide much more than the snapshots found in guidebooks. They began with Historic Houses of Philadelphia, bringing the region's most impressive museum homes to life. Historic Sacred Places of Philadelphia followed, an exclusive tour of fifty hallowed sites. In Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia, Moss and Crane feature prominent, memorable structures that reflect stages in Philadelphia's growth. There are sixty-five National Historic Landmarks in Philadelphia, structures that have been identified as being "nationally significant" and having "meaning to all Americans." This newest addition to Moss and Crane's trilogy includes a wide array of historic sites, ranging from concert halls to prisons, train stations to museums, banks to libraries. The buildings are arranged chronologically rather than geographically, to emphasize Philadelphia's evolution from modest mercantile outpost of a colonial power, to capital of a proud new nation, to a robust world-renowned cosmopolitan city. Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia presents such notable attractions as Fort Mifflin, Independence Hall, the Fairmount Water Works, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Boathouse Row, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Academy of Music, the Union League of Philadelphia, Memorial Hall, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Masonic Temple, and the sights that line the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Rodin Museum, in more than two hundred color illustrations. It celebrates master builders and their influence on the course of American architecture while identifying the distinctive qualities that embody Philadelphia's history and spirit. A Barra Foundation Book

About Author

Roger W. Moss is Emeritus Executive Director of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and retired Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of a dozen books, including Historic Houses of Philadelphia and Historic Sacred Places of Philadelphia, both available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Tom Crane is a widely published freelance photographer whose work is featured in Historic Houses of Philadelphia and Historic Sacred Places of Philadelphia.


Introduction COLONIAL AND FEDERAL PHILADELPHIA Fort Mifflin Independence Hall Congress Hall Old City Hall Carpenters' Hall Philosophical Hall Pennsylvania Hospital First Bank of the United States New Market CLASSICAL PHILADELPHIA Fairmount Water Works Second Bank of the United States Eastern State Penitentiary Dorrance Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts Walnut Street Theatre United States Naval Home Merchants' Exchange Founder's Hall, Girard College Atwater Kent Museum Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire Philadelphia Club VICTORIAN PHILADELPHIA Athenaeum of Philadelphia Laurel Hill Cemetery Freedom Theatre Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital Academy of Music Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia Union League of Philadelphia Masonic Temple Philadelphia City Hall Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts Victory Building Memorial Hall Boathouse Row Philadelphia Zoological Gardens Gatehouses Anne and Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Terminal Head House and Shed TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHILADELPHIA The Bellevue John Wanamaker Department Store Historical Society of Pennsylvania Racquet Club of Philadelphia Benjamin Franklin Bridge Thirtieth Street Station United States Custom House Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia Museum of Art Insurance Company of North America Building Free Library of Philadelphia Rodin Museum Board of Education Administration Building and Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Building Bibliography and Sources Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780812241068
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780812241068
  • ISBN10: 0812241061

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