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

Nathaniel Popkin is co-editor of the Hidden City Daily and author of three books of non-fiction, including the forthcoming Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City (Temple Press) and a novel, Lion and Leopard (The Head and the Hand Press). He is the senior writer of the film documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment."



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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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