Friday, May 15, 2009

1910 Widener's Library, Philadelphia, PA


For Peter A. B. Widener, the family patriarch, Horace Trumbauer designed and erected Lynnewood Hall between 1897 and 1900. At the same time, the architect converted Widener's former mansion at the corner of Broad and Girard Streets in North Philadelphia into the Josephine H. Widener Memorial Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Several years later, Widener presided over Trumbauer's selection as the architect of the central library building. [SOURCE]

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