Fisher Fine Arts Library, Anne and Jerome

Penn's Library Directory

Fisher Fine Arts Library, Anne and Jerome

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

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This historic library, a National Historic Landmark, is the major masterpiece of Philadelphia's most important Victorian architect, Frank Furness. Combining genius in planning and form, it is a seminal library design that expresses function while merging the imagery of cathedral and railroad station. Additions in 1916, 1922, and 1931, Restored from 1986-91 by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. The 1931 McGoodwin addition is home to the Arthur Ross Gallery.

Address: 220 South 34th Street

Building Code: 170

Gross Area (square feet): 65,026

Year Built: 1890

Addition Year: 1916 - 1931 - 1988 - 1991

Floors: 8

Architect: Furness Evans Co./Venturi Rauch Scott Brown Assoc.

Other Name: Furness, Furness Library, Fine Arts Library, Furness Building, Univ. of Pennsylvania Library

External Links: Fine Arts Library | Arthur Ross Gallery | Penn Libraries | Accessibility

Area Manager:
Agnes Donaldson

Building Manager:
Karl M. Wellman, Jr.

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