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Building America's first university : an historical and architectural guide to the University of Pennsylvania

Author: George E Thomas; David Bruce Brownlee
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Building America's First University traces the University from its earliest site, chosen by Benjamin Franklin, to the present day. Architectural historians George E. Thomas and David B. Brownlee follow Penn's history from its beginnings through its near failure in the early nineteenth century, its rebirth as a center of innovation in education after the Civil War, and its transformation into a global institution
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George E Thomas; David Bruce Brownlee
ISBN: 0812235150 9780812235159
OCLC Number: 41959289
Notes: "Placeholder art."
Description: xi, 374 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. An Awakening of Conscious Vigor 3 --
2. First Steps: The Old City Campuses 23 --
3. Industrial Philadelphia: Roots of the Modern University 47 --
4. Academic Stage: Harrison's Vision 77 --
5. Toward a Modern University 107 --
6. Epilogue: Campus Legends 139 --
II Gazetteer / David B. Brownlee, George E. Thomas 151 --
Central Campus 155 --
East Campus 201 --
South Campus 233 --
North Campus 263 --
West Campus 299 --
Off Campus 331.
Responsibility: George E. Thomas and David B. Brownlee.

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