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CANCELED - Tour of the Athenaeum

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
The Athenaeum
219 S 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
Member-Guest event
Registration is closed
Cancellation Policy:
If you cannot come, please email any time, or call 267-444-4507 Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 5 PM.
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Our tour will focus on the founding of the Athenaeum, an independent, member-supported library and museum, and the history and architecture of the building.  This National Historic Landmark building was designed in 1845.  It is widely hailed as the seminal American structure in the Italianate Revival Style and is the first Philadelphia building built of brownstone.  It contains richly embellished reading rooms that house a collection of American fine and decorative arts from 1800-1850.

The first floor has statues and paintings; the second floor is the library, an architecturally interesting space.

We will also be able to view the current show:
"Structure & Purpose: The Legacy of Engineering at Keast & Hood".
This retrospective, for the first time, illuminates the scope and importance of the work of the engineers who make sure every great building stands up.   Keast & Hood is one of the nation's most respected structural engineering firms.  Through an array of never-before-exhibited drawings, models and documents, their decisive role in the design and construction of an array of 20th century landmarks at last emerges.

The tour is free.

Space on the tour is limited, so please register promptly here on line or at 267-444-4507 (M-F, 9-6).

We will take the 9:48 train to Jefferson Station, or if you prefer, meet us at the Athenaeum a little before 11.