The East Falls Historical Society will present an illustrated zoom talk, Mid-Century Modern Houses of School House Lane in their Context, presented by Dr. David Breiner on Tuesday, June 1 at 7:00 pm. The program is free and all are welcome.
Dr. Breiner, Associate Dean of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Thomas Jefferson University’s East Falls campus, will give a brief history of “School Lane Hills” and two adjacent estates, and the houses that were built on them along School House Lane, Timber Lane, Apalogen Road, and Gypsy Lane. Selecting examples of houses which represent the Mid-Century Modern style, most popular from the 1940s to the 1960s, he will discuss the characteristics of this architecture, the local architects who designed these houses, and a bit about the people who bought them.
Dr. Breiner’s research is part of a planned book, School House Lane, which is near completion.
This presentation received enthusiastic feedback when a version of it was presented in March for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.
The Zoom link for this program will be posted on the Home page of the East Falls Historical Society website on May 31, and will be sent by email to members.