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Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

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1996–1998, Hardy, Holzman, Pfeiffer. 222 Market St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Mayor Stephen Reed has built new institutions using the power of the newly active state government. This is a midstate version of Philadelphia's Franklin Institute's mix of science and entertainment, but it smacks more of the shopping center in its broad surfaces and bold lighting than the Beaux-Arts of the early twentieth century.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts", [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 346-346.

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