Urban Campus

Browse Exhibits (2 total)

Drexel University - University City


The architectural history of the Drexel University campus is complicated by its location between the University of Pennsylvania and the neighborhood of Powelton Village in West Philadelphia. 

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Temple University - Main Campus (Broad Streeet)


The architectural history of the Temple University campus parallels that of many urban campuses in the United States.  Born out of a need to educate working class residents of the City of Philadelphia, Temple University became a model for other institutions expanding in the post-war period.  The design work of Nolen & Swinburne was noted in Architectural Record and designated for awards by national building groups in the 1960s.  This exhibit will span the whole of Temple's history, but focuses on the rapid development that came in the postwar period and along with it, the conflict that arose with the residential neighbors near the campus.

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