Furness Historical Marker Dedication Friday

September 12, 2012 |  by  |  Buzz  |  ,

An historical marker for the great Philadelphia architect Frank Furness will be unveiled Friday evening at 5:30 in front of his birthplace at 1426 Pine, a building now part of Pierce College. This year is 100th anniversary of his death.

The event is sponsored by the Athenaeum, the Philadelphia Society of Architectural Historians, and AIA Philadelphia.

About the author

Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin’s latest book is the novel Lion and Leopard (The Head and The Hand Press). He is also the author of Song of the City (Four Walls Eight Windows/Basic Books) and The Possible City (Camino Books). He is senior writer and script editor of the Emmy-winning documentary series “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” and the fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine. Popkin's literary criticism appears in the Wall Street Journal, Public Books, The Kenyon Review, and The Millions. He is writer-in-residence of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.



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  1. Who was the genius who decided to close pine during Friday rush hour to dedicate this?

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