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Furness Library, School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County of Philadelphia.
34th Street below Walnut Street
National Register Number: 72001154
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - library.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Library.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 4, 1985):
Completed in 1890, this is a major work by an important late-19th-century architect, Frank Furness (1839-1912). The red-brick Gothic style structure has Romanesque elements and distinctive, monumental foliate detailing; an uncompromising funcitional masterpiece, it is one of the last Ruskinian Victorian Buildings.


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