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The American College

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1959–1981, Mitchell/Giurgola Architects; Thomas W. Sears, landscape architect. 270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.

The links between Victorian and modern are apparent in the planning for The American College of Life Underwriters campus begun in 1959. In a landscape designed by Sears, on the site of William L. Price's Jesse Nalle house (1898), Mitchell/Giurgola conceived a campus that is not unlike Frank Furness's Williamson School ( DE27) in its separation of various functions into visually distinct and isolated buildings.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "The American College", [, 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, 233-233.

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