November 11, 2019

Tag: Fruness Library University of Pennsylvania

Frank Furness, Philadelphian

Walking into a building for the first time seldom prompts the question, who was the architect? Names like Wright, van der Rohe, Gropius, Pei and Fuller come to mind, but Furness? – not so much. Frank Furness isn’t well known beyond his home town of Philadelphia, but his forty year career brought over six-hundred homes, railroad stations, art museums, libraries, or government offices to the landscape. Read his story and be awed by his creative spirit.

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