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College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Mütter Museum

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1907–1909, Cope and Stewardson. 19 S. 22nd St.

The red brick and limestone, late English Gothic mode of the firm's later academic work at the University of Pennsylvania gives grandeur to this professional organization that traces its roots to the founding of the nation's first medical school at the College of Philadelphia. Marble floors and oak wainscoting provide the serious setting for the Mütter Museum of anatomical and pathological specimens—ranging from the sublime to the incredible. Who can ever forget the collection of objects people have swallowed? Across the street at 32 S. 22nd Street is Wilson Eyre Jr.'s lovely St. Anthony's Club (1888), built for University of Pennsylvania undergraduates who preferred their elite home neighborhood to déclassé West Philadelphia.

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George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Mütter Museum", [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-PH108.

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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, 107-107.

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