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The Philadelphia Area Architecture of Horace Trumbauer

The Philadelphia Area Architecture of Horace Trumbauer


Rachel Hildebrandt, Old York Road Historical Society



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Arcadia Publishing

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200 Black and White


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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 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.

Author Bio: 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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