Philadelphia Area Architecture of Horace Trumbauer, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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Architect Horace Trumbauer (1868-1938) is well known for the wide range of residential, commercial, and civic structures he designed in and around Philadelphia. His works can be found along Old York Road and the Main Line, as well as in Philadelphia and Springfield Township, Montgomery County. During the American renaissance in architecture, Trumbauer masterfully interpreted the classical styles, designing many of the area's most notable structures. Captured in stunning exterior and interior photographs, The ...
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Overview


Architect Horace Trumbauer (1868-1938) is well known for the wide range of residential, commercial, and civic structures he designed in and around Philadelphia. His works can be found along Old York Road and the Main Line, as well as in Philadelphia and Springfield Township, Montgomery County. During the American renaissance in architecture, Trumbauer masterfully interpreted the classical styles, designing many of the area's most notable structures. Captured in stunning exterior and interior photographs, The Philadelphia Area Architecture of Horace Trumbauer highlights the architect's most significant works, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Keswick Theatre, the Widener Building, Whitemarsh Hall, Lynnewood Hall, and Ardrossan.
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Horace Trumbauer (1868-1938) was a prolific Gilded Age architect whose current reputation would be more widespread if he had not chosen to mostly limit his work to Philadelphia and its environs. (New Yorkers can, however, sample his work firsthand in the New York Post building and the James B. Duke House, which is now the home of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts.) Rachel Hildebrandt's Arcadia pictorial enables both locals and visitors to identify scores of Trumbauer's commercial, residential, and civic structures in the City of Brotherly Love and its suburbs. The structures include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Keswick Theatre, Whitemarsh Hall, the Widener Building, and the Public Ledger Building.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738562971
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 705,803
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Rachel Hildebrandt is a student at Chestnut Hill College with special interests in architecture and history. She collaborated with the Old York Road Historical Society, which was founded in 1936 to study and perpetuate the history of the communities along and adjacent to Old York Road. She has culled many of these vintage photographs from the society's collection of over 160,000 images.
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Table of Contents

Preface 6

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 9

1 Philadelphia's Northern Suburbs 11

2 The Main Line 49

3 Chestnut Hill and the Whitemarsh Valley 73

4 Philadelphia 87

5 Philadelphians Farther Afield 119

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