University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District

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University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District
Rand McNally map of University of Pennsylvania campus 1915.jpg
1915 Campus Map
University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District is located in Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District
University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District
University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District is located in the United States
University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Hamilton Walk, South, 32nd, Walnut, 36th, Spruce, and 39th Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°56′57″N 75°11′40″W / 39.94917°N 75.19444°W / 39.94917; -75.19444Coordinates: 39°56′57″N 75°11′40″W / 39.94917°N 75.19444°W / 39.94917; -75.19444
Area117 acres (47 ha)
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival, Romanesque
NRHP reference No.78002457[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 28, 1978

The University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District is a historic district on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The university relocated from Center City to West Philadelphia in the 1870s, and its oldest buildings date from that period. The Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 28, 1978.

In 1978, the Historic District comprised 28 contributing properties over 117 acres (0.47 km2).[2] One of them, the Lea Laboratory of Hygiene ("Smith Labs"), was demolished in 1995.

Three contributing properties within the Historic District — College Hall, Furness Library, and Richards Medical Research Laboratories — are separately listed on the NRHP. St. Anthony Hall House is adjacent to the Historic District, and was listed on the NRHP in 2005.

Contributing properties[edit]

NOTES:

  • The properties below are listed alphabetically by the name used in the 1978 NRHP Nomination. Separately-listed properties are shaded in blue.
  • The online version of the 1978 NRHP Nomination is missing a page, leaving Buildings #6 and #7 unidentified.[2]
Name Image Architect Built Address/Location Notes
Bennett Hall
(now Fisher-Bennett Hall)
Fisher-Bennett Hall.JPG Stewardson & Page 1925 3340 Walnut St.
SE corner, 34th & Walnut Sts.
Building #17 in NRHP Nomination

Houses the English Dept.
"The Castle"
(formerly Psi Upsilon)
TheCastleatPenn.JPG William D. Hewitt 1897–1899 250 S. 36th St.
SW corner 36th St. & Locust Walk
Building #24 in NRHP Nomination
College Hall College Hall U Penn.JPG Thomas W. Richards 1871-1872 College Green, south of Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania College Hall.jpg
Building #21 in NRHP Nomination

From Woodland Avenue, 1892:
Delta Tau Delta
(now Sweeten Alumni House)[3]
100px Bissell & Sinkler 1914
1982 alterations by Dagit/Saylor
3533 Locust Walk Building #27 in NRHP Nomination
Delta Upsilon
(now Robbins House)[4]
100px Lester Kintzing 1913 3537 Locust Walk Building #26 in NRHP Nomination

Later housed Kappa Alpha Fraternity[5]
Now houses Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Center
Dental Hall (now Hayden Hall) EngineeringBuildingatPenn.JPG Edgar Viguers Seeler 1896 3320 Smith Walk Building #14 in NRHP Nomination

Became the Fine Arts Building in 1915
Franklin Field Penn - Franklin Field - 1922.jpg Day & Brother
Charles Klauder
Horace Trumbauer
1904
1922, wooden grandstands demolished; concrete grandstands added by Klauder
1925, upper deck added by Trumbauer
233 S. 33rd St.
NE corner 33rd & South Sts.
FranklinField1922.PNG
Building #9 in NRHP Nomination

Concrete grandstands under construction, 1922:
Furness Library[6]
(now Fisher Fine Arts Library)
University of Pennsylvania Library 1904 Detroit Publishing Co.jpg

Furness Lib from N UPenn.JPG

Furness Lib east side (S) UPenn.JPG

Furness Lib interior looking N UPenn.JPG
Furness and Evans 1888-1891
1903-1905, Lea Library addition by Furness & Evans
1914-1915 Duhring Wing addition by Furness, Evans & Co.
1931 H. H. Furness Reading Room addition by Robert Rodes McGoodwin
1964 alterations to Duhring Wing by Suer, Livingston & Demas
1986-1991 restoration by Venturi, Rauch, Scott Brown & Associates, CLIO Group, and Marianna Thomas Architects
220 S. 34th St.
34th St. & Locust Walk
Building #18 in NRHP Nomination

The Henry Charles Lea Library and Reading Room addition (1905) expanded the library eastward:
The Duhring Wing (1915) expanded the library's bookstacks southward. It was converted into office space in 1964.[7]
The Horace Howard Furness Reading Room addition (1931) expanded the library westward, and housed his Shakespeare collection until 1963.[8]: 166  It was converted into the Arthur Ross Gallery in 1983.
The 1986-1991 restoration removed interior partitions, and restored the full 4-story height of the Main Reading Room.[9]
Houston Hall University of Pennsylvania- its history, traditions, buildings and memorials- also a brief guide to Philadelphia (1918) (14578293487).jpg William C. Hays and Milton Bennett Medary
(under Frank Miles Day)
1895
1936 expansion by Robert Rodes McGoodwin
3501 Spruce St. Building #20 in NRHP Nomination

The 1936 expansion added a 2-story dining hall to the east end, and a student lounge and clubrooms to the west end.
Hutchinson Gymnasium & Palestra Palestra.jpg Day & Klauder
Charles Klauder
1926, Palestra
1928, Hutchinson Gymnasium
Palestra: 233 S. 33rd St.
Hutchinson: 219 S. 33rd St.
Building #11 in NRHP Nomination
Irvine Auditorium Irvine.JPG Horace Trumbauer 1926-1932 3401 Spruce St.
NW corner 34th & Spruce Sts.
Building #19 in NRHP Nomination
Lea Laboratory of Hygiene[10]
("Smith Labs")
DEMOLISHED
PSM V49 D482 Laboratory of hygene u of penn.jpg Collins & Autenreith 1891
Demolished 1995
215-225 S. 34th St. Building #15 in NRHP Nomination

Identified in 1978 NRHP nomination as "John Harrison (Smith) Chemistry Lab"[2]
Vagelos Laboratories was built on the site in 1997.[11]
Logan Hall
(originally Medical Hall,
now Claudia Cohen Hall)
Entrance to Logan Hall.jpg Thomas W. Richards 1874 249 S. 36th St.
36th St., between Spruce St. & Woodland Walk
Univ of Pennsylvania Medical Hall 1890.jpg
Building #22 in NRHP Nomination

Logan Hall in 1890:
Medical School
(now Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania)
New Medical Laboratory, Univ. of Penna., Philadelphia, Pa (NYPL b12647398-67601).tiff Cope & Stewardson
Stewardson & Page
1904
1928
3620 Hamilton Walk
John Morgan Building of the Perelman School of Medicine.jpg
Building #5 in NRHP Nomination

John Morgan Building:
Moore School of Electrical Engineering MooreSchool001.jpg Morris & Erskine 1921
1926 renovation by Paul Cret
1940, 3rd story added by Alfred Bendiner
200 S. 33rd St.
SW corner 33rd & Walnut Sts.
Building #12 in NRHP Nomination
Morgan Laboratory of Physics

2 adjacent buildings:
Morgan Building[12]
Music Building (now Lerner Center)[13]
Foulke and Long Institute, School, 209 South Thirty-fourth Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA HABS PA,51-PHILA,740A-1.tif

Foulke and Long Institute, Dormitory, 205 South Thirty-fourth Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA HABS PA,51-PHILA,740B-1.tif
Cope & Stewardson 1890-1892 Morgan Building: 209 S. 34th St.
Music Building: 201 S. 34th St.
Building #16 in NRHP Nomination

Built as the Foulke & Long Institute for Orphan Girls of Soldiers and Firemen. Its school became the Morgan Building; its dormitory became the Music Building.
The Morgan Building later housed the School of Nursing.
The Music Building was renovated and expanded into the Lerner Center, 2010.
Phi Delta Theta
(now Jaffe History of Art Building)
Jaffe History of Art Building - IMG 6587.JPG Oswin W. Shelly 1900
1924 alterations
1994 expansion by Tony Atkins
3405 Woodland Walk
SW corner 34th & Walnut Sts.
Building #28 in NRHP Nomination

Later housed the Institute for Environmental Studies
Now houses the History of Art Dept.
Phi Kappa Sigma 100px Bissell & Sinkler, and Marmaduke Tilden 1910 3539 Locust Walk
NE corner 36th St. & Locust Walk
Building #25 in NRHP Nomination
Quadrangle Dormitories Dorm, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania LCCN2011630501.tif Cope & Stewardson
Stewardson & Page
Trautwein & Howard
1895-1912
1912-1929
1945-1959
3700 Spruce St.
Bordered by 36th St., Spruce St., Woodland Walk, 38th St. & Hamilton Walk
WoodlandQuadUpper.JPG
Building #3 in NRHP Nomination

Upper Quad:

UPenn Quad blizzard.jpg

Lower Quad:
Richards Medical Research Laboratories Richards Labs Penn.JPG Louis Kahn 1962 3700-3710 Hamilton Walk
RnG labs entrance porch.JPG
Building #4 in NRHP Nomination

Entrance porch:
Towne Building TowneHall.JPG Cope & Stewardson 1903 220 S. 33rd St.
NW corner 33rd St. & Smith Walk
Building #13 in NRHP Nomination
University Museum Penn Museum's Warden Garden and Main Entrance, Summer 2012.jpg Wilson Eyre, Cope & Stewardson, and Frank Miles Day 1895-1899
1912 addition by Wilson Eyre
1929 addition by
1971 wing by Mitchell/Giurgola[14]
2020 renovation by
3260 South St.
SE corner 33rd & South Sts.
University of Pennsylvania- its history, traditions, buildings and memorials- also a brief guide to Philadelphia (1918) (14764430332).jpg
Building #8 in NRHP Nomination

The Museum commission was shared by 3 architectural firms.
Veterinary School and Hospital[15] University of Pennsylvania- its history, traditions, buildings and memorials- also a brief guide to Philadelphia (1918) (14764791665).jpg Cope & Stewardson
Cope & Emlyn Stewardson
1906
1912 expansion
3801 Woodland Walk
NW corner 38th St. & Woodland Walk
Building #1 in NRHP Nomination

Following John Stewardson's death, Walter Cope partnered with Stewardson's brother, Emlyn. The firm later became Stewardson & Page.
Weightman Hall
(Gymnasium & Field House)
FranklinField.JPG Frank Miles Day 1904
1905 White Training House added by Horace Trumbauer
235 S. 33rd St.
33rd St. between Spruce St. & Smith Walk
Building #10 in NRHP Nomination
Wistar Institute Wistar Institute-east.JPG G. W. & W. D. Hewitt 1894
1897 addition by Hewitt Bros.
3601 Spruce St.
NW corner 36th & Spruce Sts.
PSM V67 D192 Wistar institute of anatomy.png
Building #23 in NRHP Nomination
Zoological Laboratory
(now Leidy Laboratories of Biology)[16]
Zoology-bldg.JPG Cope & Stewardson 1910 3740 Hamilton Walk
SE corner 38th St. & Hamilton Walk
PSM V79 D622 University of pennsylvania zoological laboratory.png
Building #2 in NRHP Nomination
Unidentified Building #6 in NRHP Nomination
Unidentified Building #7 in NRHP Nomination

Adjacent to the Historic District[edit]

Name Image Architect Built Address/Location Notes
St. Anthony Hall House
(formerly Delta Psi Fraternity)
St Anthony House U Penn.JPG Cope & Stewardson 1907 3631-3637 Locust Walk Added to NRHP in 2005[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Cohen, Madeline L. (1977). "University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory and Nomination. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  3. ^ Sweeten Alumni House from Penn - Facilities and Real Estate Services.
  4. ^ Robbins House from Penn - Facilities and Real Estate Services.
  5. ^ Kappa Alpha Fraternity from Philadelphia Architects and Buildings.
  6. ^ Carolyn Pitts (1984-08-10). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Furness Library, School of the Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania" (pdf). National Park Service. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) and Accompanying four photos from 1964 (32 KB)
  7. ^ Duhring Wing from Penn - Facilities and Real Estate Services.
  8. ^ George E. Thomas & David B. Brownlee, Building America's First University: An Historical and Architectural Guide to the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000).
  9. ^ Michael J. Lewis, "This Library Speaks Volumes," The Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2009.
  10. ^ Lea Laboratory of Hygiene from Philadelphia Architects and Buildings.
  11. ^ Vagelos Laboratories from Penn - Facilities and Real Estate Services.
  12. ^ Morgan Building from Penn - Facilities and Real Estate Services.
  13. ^ Lerner Center from Penn - Facilities and Real Estate Services.
  14. ^ University Museum Academic Wing from Penn - Facilities and Real Estate Services.
  15. ^ Veterinary Medicine Old Quadrangle from Penn - Facilities and Real Estate Services.
  16. ^ Leidy Laboratories of Biology from Penn - Facilities and Real Estate Services.
  17. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Susan S. Koenig Cannon (May 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: St. Anthony Hall House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.