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Brian Horne

Brian Horne is a historian, preservationist, and woodworker who is passionate about connecting people to places. This passion has taken him from the University of Virginia to study history, to the battlefield of Gettysburg as a restoration carpenter. Brian's graduate thesis at Goucher College explored how the craft beer movement helped save historic structures and revitalize communities across the country. He has lived in every major city in the Northeast, but calls Philadelphia home.

Reaching For The Heavens At Cret's Tower Of Chimes

Reaching For The Heavens At Cret’s Tower Of Chimes

May 26, 2017  |  Vantage

Turn a corner in Philadelphia and you will eventually run into a building or bridge designed by Paul Phillipe Cret. Celebrated for his broad, arched infrastructure and Neoclassical landmarks, not much is discussed of his cemetery architecture. Contributor Brian Horne takes a trip out to Montgomery County where a 172-foot tower designed by Cret sends a memorial park reaching towards the sky > more