Hidden Gems: The Modern Houses of East Falls

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Framed by the picturesque Schuylkill River and the secluded Wissahickon Park, Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood attracted several dozen progressive clients during the mid-20th century who wanted proximity to Center City and access to nature at the same time.  They hired a wide spectrum of architects – from the celebrated Richard Neutra to local talents such as Earle Bolton, Jr., Elizabeth Fleisher, Newcomb Montgomery, and others – to design their distinctive new residences.  Visit some of these hidden gems in their context, including Neutra’s Kenneth Hassrick House of 1957, and see how diverse Philadelphia modernism can be.

Guide: David Breiner, Thomas Jefferson University


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