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Late 19th century, Edwin Forrest Durang and others. Lancaster Ave., between Barley Ln. and N. Spring Mill Rd.

Villanova was established here in 1843 but its growth came after the Civil War. Edwin Forrest Durang was the principal architect for the college from the 1880s through to its Engineering Building of 1908, at which time allegiance shifted to lesser architects, among them Paul Monaghan in the 1920s and 1930s and Henry D. Dagit and Sons, who designed most of the post–World War II buildings into the 1960s.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Villanova University", [Radnor Township, 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, 235-235.

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