Philadelphia-area Architectural Survey Images

Philadelphia-area examples and Pennsylvania Locations (and Philadelphia architects' work), drawn from multiply illustrated examples in American Survey textbooks

[1600-1779] [1780-1849] [1850-1899] [1900-1944] [1945-76]


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    I. 1600-1779:

    18. Plan of Philadelphia (Thomas Holme and William Penn), Philadelphia, PA, 1682

  • 18a: plan (? UP). xx
  • 18b: Regional detail, Peter C. Varlé, "Plan of the City and its Environs" (Phila., ca. 1796), Bradley & Co. reprint, ca. 1895, private collection. xx
  • 18c: Center City detail, from Peter C. Varlé, "Plan of the City and its Environs" (Phila., ca. 1796), Bradley & Co. reprint, ca. 1895, private collection. xx

    29. Christ Church (Dr. John Kearsley) (spire: Robert Smith), Philadelphia, PA, 1727-44, spire 1750-54.
  • 29a: view from southeast, from Columbian Magazine vol. 1 (1787), suppl. p. 839. xx
  • 29b: east end, photo pre-1968, R. C. Smith (U. Penn. slide coll.). xx
  • 29c: south flank, photo 1996, M. Brack. xx
  • 29d: steeple (U. Penn. slide coll.: gift). xx
  • 29e: west end (U. Penn. slide coll.: gift). xx
  • 29f: detail over Palladian window (U. Penn. slide coll.: gift). xx
  • 29g: interior looking east (U. Penn. slide coll.: gift). xx
  • 29h: pulpit (U. Penn. slide coll.: no source). xx
  • 29i: detail of arcade, photo 1985, M. Brack. xx
  • 29j: detail of northeastern corner, photo pre-1968, R. C. Smith (U. Penn. slide coll.). xx
  • 29k: view from southeast, (source?). xx

    34. Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) (Andrew Hamilton and Edward Wooley), Philadelphia, PA, 1732-35, 1749-51 (tower) (R:1731-53)

  • 34a: view of north front, from an old postcard (J. Howe). xx
  • 34b: view from northeast, 1827, engraving by C. G. Childs (U. Penn. slide coll.: no source). xx
  • 34c: close view of tower from southeast, photo 1986, J. Cohen. xx
  • 34d: aerial view of tower and Old City Hall (U. Penn. slide coll.: no source). xx
  • 34e: distant view from south, with mall (U. Penn. slide coll.: no source). xx
  • 34f: view of mall from tower, photo 1990, P. Behrens. xx
  • 34g: entrance hall arcade (U. Penn. slide coll.: gift). xx
  • 34h: engraved view of east room, 1876, photo pre-1970, R. C. Smith (U. Penn. slide coll.) ? source. xx
  • 34i: interior detail, photo 1960, R. C. Smith (U. Penn. slide coll.). xx
  • 34j: stairhall (U. Penn. slide coll.: gift). xx
  • 34k: long gallery, second floor (U. Penn. slide coll.: gift). xx
  • 34l: North Front, photo 1977, M. Clausen. xx

    37. Saal (chapel) and Sharon (sisters' house), Ephrata, PA, 1740 and 1742-43.


    II. 1780-1849:

    059. "The Woodlands," William Hamilton house, Philadelphia, PA, 1786-89 (W: 1788-89).

    63. Mills/Factories

  • 63f: Mill, Manayunk, Philadelphia, 19th c., canal side, photo 1996, J. Cohen. xx

    67. Bank of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1799-1801 (R, W: 1798-1800) (Benjamin Henry Latrobe)

  • 67a: first floor plan, from the architect's original drawings in possession of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, from Fiske Kimball, "The Bank of Pennsylvania 1799" Architectural Record, vol. 44 (Aug. 1918). xx
  • 67b: perspective, from the architect's original drawings in possession of the Maryland Historical Society, from Fiske Kimball, "The Bank of Pennsylvania 1799" Architectural Record, vol. 44 (Aug. 1918). xx
  • 67c: east elevation, from the architect's original drawings in possession of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, from Fiske Kimball, "The Bank of Pennsylvania 1799" Architectural Record, vol. 44 (Aug. 1918). xx
  • 67d: north elevation, from the architect's original drawings in possession of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, from Fiske Kimball, "The Bank of Pennsylvania 1799" Architectural Record, vol. 44 (Aug. 1918). xx

    74. Second Bank of the United States, Philadelphia, PA, 1818-24 (William Strickland)

  • 74a: south front, photo 1981, M. Brack. xx
  • 74b: front elevation by F. W. Strickland, 1833, Tennessee State Library. xx
  • 74c: flank, photo 1982, J. Cohen. xx
  • 74d: flank detail 1982, photo, J. Cohen. xx

    75. Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA, W 1823-29, R 1823-25 (John Haviland).

  • 75a: angle view of front, photo 1987, M. Brack. xx
  • 75b: aerial view, lithograph, 1855, by convict no. 2954 [S. Cowperthwaite]. xx
  • 75c: general plan, 1837, from F.-A. Demetz and G.-A. Blouet. Rapports sur les pénitenciers des Etats-Unis (Paris, 1837). xx
  • 75d: elevated view from rotunda toward front, photo, J. Cohen. xx
  • 75e: elevated view, corridors nearing rotunda, photo, J. Cohen. xx
  • 75f: interior of rotunda at hub, photo, J. Randall Cotton. xx
  • 75g: two-story wing, section, 1837, from F.-A. Demetz and G.-A. Blouet. Rapports sur les pénitenciers des Etats-Unis (Paris, 1837). xx
  • 75h: corridor, photo, J. Randall Cotton. xx
  • 75i: cell plans, 1837, from F.-A. Demetz and G.-A. Blouet. Rapports sur les pénitenciers des Etats-Unis (Paris, 1837). xx
  • 75j: view in cell, photo 1872, from R. Vaux, Brief Sketch of the Origin and History of the State Penitentiary (Phila., 1872). xx
  • 75k: cell interior, photo, J. Randall Cotton. xx

    76. Girard College, Philadelphia, PA, 1833-47 (W: 1833-48) (Thomas Ustick Walter)

  • 76a. main building and front gates, photograph ca. 1901, Detroit Publishing Co. (no. 012951, 010504), Library of Congress. xx
  • 76b. main building, front and flank, photograph ca. 1900, Detroit Publishing Co. (no. 012954), Library of Congress. xx
  • 76c. main building, plan by T. U. Walter, 1833, Girard College Collection. xx
  • 76d. main building, longitudinal section by T. U. Walter, 1833, Girard College Collection. xx
  • 76e: main building, longitudinal section by T. U. Walter, 1833, Girard College Collection. xx
  • 76f: perspective by T. U. Walter, 1833, Girard College Collection. xx
  • 76g: columns, photo 1987, M. Brack. xx
  • 76h: pediment and cornice detail, photo, J. Cohen. xx

    86. St. James The Less, Philadelphia, PA, 1846-49, W 1846-50 (John E. Carver / G. G. Place)

  • 86a: front, photo 1986, J. Cohen. xx
  • 86b: flank, photo, M. Brack. xx
  • 86c: porch, photo, Nancy Fee. xx
  • 86d: rear, photo, M. Brack. xx
  • 86e: interior, nave from near entrance, photo 1986, J. Cohen. xx
  • 86f: interior, chancel wall, photo 1986, J. Cohen. xx

     


    III. 1850-90:

    98. Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-1901 (John MacArthur)

  • 98a: Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-1901 (John MacArthur), print, overall, Philadelphia, Plans of New Public Buildings, 1888, pl.1. xx
  • 98b: Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-1901 (John MacArthur), view from south, photo 1981, M. Brack. xx
  • 98c: Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-1901 (John MacArthur), photo c. 1905, Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress. xx
  • 98d: Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-1901 (John MacArthur), photo from nearer, c. 1900-10, Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress. xx
  • 98e: Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-1901 (John MacArthur), detail with tower, photo 1982, J. Cohen. xx
  • 98f: Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-1901 (John MacArthur), design for Independence Hall site, [GT src?] xx
  • 98g: Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-1901 (John MacArthur), old photo, William Penn statue, [GT src?] xx
  • 98h: Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-1901 (John MacArthur), mansard detail, photo G. Thomas. xx
  • 98i: Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-1901 (John MacArthur), view with tower, photo G. Thomas. xx
  • 98j:Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-1901 (John MacArthur), close view, entry pavilion from below, photo 1977, M. Clausen. xx

     

    101. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 ([Furness & Hewitt])

  • 101a: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), view from northeast, tinted photo, from an old postcard (J. Howe). xx
  • 101b: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), front, photo G. Thomas. xx
  • 101c: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), photo, front, c. 1900-06, Detroit Publishing Co., Library of Congress. xx
  • 101d: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), photo D. Brownlee. xx
  • 101e: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), flank, photo G. Thomas. xx
  • 101f: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), flank detail, photo G. Thomas. xx
  • 101g: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), stairhall, photo G. Thomas. xx
  • 101h: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), stairhall, old photo, [GTsrc PAFA?] ~ xx
  • 101i: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), stairhall, photo 1981, M. Brack. xx
  • 101j: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), old perspective, [GTsrc PAFA?] ~ xx
  • 101k: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), preliminary heating plan, gallery level [GTsrc PAFA?] ~ xx
  • 101l: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1871-76 (Furness & Hewitt), Detail: front window, Photo 1977, M. Clausen. xx

    .102. Provident Life and Trust Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1876-79 (W:1879) (Frank Furness)

  • 102a: Provident Life and Trust Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1876-79 (W:1879) (Frank Furness), front, [UPsrc?] xx
  • 102b: Provident Life and Trust Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1876-79 (W:1879) (Frank Furness), print, Scharf & Westcott, History of Philadelphia, 1884. xx
  • 102c: Provident Life and Trust Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1876-79 (W:1879) (Frank Furness), line drawing, W. M. Camac, del., (Phila.), 1876-77. xx
  • 102d: Provident Life and Trust Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1876-79 (W:1879) (Frank Furness), old interior view, [GTsrc: Prov NB?] xx
  • 102e: Provident Life and Trust Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1876-79 (W:1879) (Frank Furness), plan c. 1931, redrawn by M. Thomas [permission?] ~ xx

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    114. Richard L. Ashhurst house, Overbrook, PA, c. 1885 (Wilson Eyre)

  • 114a: Richard L. Ashhurst house, Overbrook, PA, c. 1885 (Wilson Eyre), front view, photo, G. W. Sheldon, Artistic Country-Seats, NY, 1885-86. xx
  • 114b: Richard L. Ashhurst house, Overbrook, PA, c. 1885 (Wilson Eyre), garden side view, photo, Inland Architect, April 1897. xx
    IV. 1900-1944:

    166. Arthur Newbold house, Laverock, PA, 1924-25 (R:1919-24, S:1925) (Mellor, Meigs & Howe)

  • 166a: south facade, from Arthur I. Meigs. An American Country House (New York, 1925). xx
  • 166b: distant view, from Arthur I. Meigs. An American Country House (New York, 1925). xx
  • 166c: site plan, from Arthur I. Meigs. An American Country House (New York, 1925). xx
  • 166d: house plan, from Arthur I. Meigs. An American Country House (New York, 1925). xx
  • 166e: tower, from goose pond, from Arthur I. Meigs. An American Country House (New York, 1925). xx
  • 166f: library window, from Arthur I. Meigs. An American Country House (New York, 1925). xx
  • 166g: library interior, from Arthur I. Meigs. An American Country House (New York, 1925). xx
  • 166h: stair tower interior, looking down, from Arthur I. Meigs. An American Country House (New York, 1925). xx
  • 166i: washstand, from Arthur I. Meigs. An American Country House (New York, 1925). xx

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    172. Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, Philadelphia, PA, 1929-32 (George Howe & William Lescaze)

  • 172a: view from east, photo 1981, M. Brack. xx
  • 172b: corner view from below, photo 1981, M. Brack. xx
  • 172c: bank and commercial floors, photo, J. Cohen. xx
  • 172d: upper floors, from north , photo 1981, M. Brack. xx
  • 172e: upper floors, from southwest, photo 1962, R. C. Smith (U. Penn. slide coll.). xx
  • 172f: view from City Hall tower, looking east (U. Penn. slide coll.: no source). xx
  • 172g: PSFS sign, photo 1981, M. Brack. xx
  • 172h: general view from east, photo 1968, D. Stillman. xx
  • 172i: exterior, lower floors, photo 1968, D. Stillman. xx
  • 172j: detail, entry, photo 1977, M. Clausen. xx
    V. 1945-76:

    208. A. Newton Richards Medical Building, U. of Penna., Philadelphia, PA, 1957-61 (H:1957-64) (Louis I. Kahn)

  • 208a: general view, photo, J. Cohen. xx
  • 208b: view from west, photo 1978, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.). xx
  • 208c: entry tower, photo 1981, M. Brack. xx
  • 208d: entry detail, photo 1981, M. Brack. xx
  • 208e: servant tower top, photo 1978, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.). xx

     

    215. Guild House, Philadelphia, PA, 1960-63 (H:1962-66) (Venturi, Rauch & Assoc.)

  • 215a: view, photo, J. Cohen. xx
  • 215b: central facade, photo, J. Cohen. xx
  • 215c: entry column, photo, J. Cohen. xx
  • 215d: front facade, photo 1977, R. Longstreth. xx
  • 215e: front facade from below, photo 1967, R. Longstreth. xx
  • 215f: entry, photo 1967, R. Longstreth. xx
  • 215g: rear facade, photo 1978, R. Longstreth. xx
  • 215h: top floor lounge, photo 1977, M. Clausen. xx
  • 215i: oblique view of entrance, photo 1977, M. Clausen. xx

     

    217. Vanna Venturi house, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA, 1962-64 (S:1962) (Venturi, Rauch & Assoc.)

  • 217a: facade, photo D. Brownlee (U. Penn. slide coll.). xx
  • 217b: oblique view of front, photo, J. Cohen. xx
  • 217c: front corner, photo 1991, P. Behrens. xx
  • 217d: entrance detail, photo R. Venturi (U. Penn. slide coll.). xx
  • 217e: window detail, photo D. Brownlee (U. Penn. slide coll.). xx
  • 217f: rear, photo, M. Brack. xx
  • 217g: interior, first floor, photo, M. Brack. xx
  • 217h: rear upstairs room, photo, J. Cohen. xx

    227. Library, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, 1967-72 (Louis I. Kahn)

    • 227a. distant view, photo 1989, P. Behrens.
    • 227b. angle view, photo 1975, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
    • 227c. close corner view, photo, J. Cohen.
    • 227d. central core, photo, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
    • 227e. core looking up, photo, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
    • 227f. core, looking toward entrance, photo 1989, P. Behrens.
    • 227g. entrance from below, photo 1975, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
    • 227h. carrels, photo 1975, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
    • 227i . interior detail, photo 1975, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
    • 227j. entry from above, photo 1977, Jack Sidener.
    • 227k. General view from corner, photo 1991, Jacob Albert. [1200x771]. 
    • 227l. View of stacks from center, photo 1991, Jacob Albert. [812x1200].
    230. Addition to Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH, 1973-76 (H:1976) (Venturi, Rauch & Assoc.)
    • 230a: oblique general view of front, photo M. A. Sullivan. xx
    • 230b: oblique view of addition, photo M. A. Sullivan. xx
    • 230c: rear angle of addition, photo M. A. Sullivan. xx
    • 230d: detail of internal Ionic column, photo M. A. Sullivan. xx.

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