Math/Physics/Astronomy Library - DRL

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Math/Physics/Astronomy Library - DRL

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

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Point of Interest Details

The original wing is a red brick structure that is adjacent to Shoemaker Green next to the Palestra. The addition is in a more modern style, and faces Walnut Street. DRL is home to the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Multi-Media and Educational Technology Services center. DRL contains the Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy Library. The building is named after David Rittenhouse (1731-1796), who was professor of astronomy at Penn, the first director of the United States Mint, and president of the American Philosophical Society.

Address: 209 South 33rd Street

Building Code: 510

Gross Area (square feet): 243,484

Year Built: 1954

Addition Year: 1967

Floors: 6

Architect: James R. Edmonds, Jr./ Van Alan

External Links: Penn Libraries | Math/Physics/Astronomy Library | Arts & Sciences | SEAS | Accessibility

Building Manager:
James Nixon

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