The Greater Philadelphia chapter has kicked off the Spring with great events highlighting modern architecture in the area. Read what has taken place and what is to come!
On March 19, we co-sponsored a book talk by Barbara Miller Lane, Bryn Mawr professor and founder of the Growth and Structure of Cities Department. She spoke about Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs 1945-1965. She gave an engaging lecture about suburban split levels and ranchers and the builders that realized them. Often dismissed as ticky-tacky little boxes, Lane explained how well-designed and important these homes were to post-war architectural history. Audience turnout was at about 40, which was great for a Sunday afternoon. The talk took place at the Philomathean Society in College Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. Also in the space was a student-researched and installed Philadelphia School exhibition. The event was co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of Society of Architectural Historians.