Framed by the picturesque Schuylkill River and the secluded Wissahickon Park, Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood attracted several dozen progressive clients during the mid-20th century who wanted proximity to Center City and access to nature at the same time. They hired a wide spectrum of architects – from the celebrated Richard Neutra to local talents such as Earle Bolton, Jr., Elizabeth Fleisher, Newcomb Montgomery, and others – to design their distinctive new residences. Visit some of these hidden gems in their context, including Neutra’s Kenneth Hassrick House of 1957, and see how diverse Philadelphia modernism can be.
Guide: David Breiner, Thomas Jefferson University
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