Hip And Hidden Philadelphia: The Unexpected House In A City Of Tradition - Lecture and Book signing

By Karen L. Fri, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Room 108, Parkway Central Library

Followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

For most people, Philadelphia is a place of red-brick, Revolutionary War-era structures, or 19th-century townhouses, with 20th-century row-houses added into the mix. But there is more to the story. All across the city – one here, a few there – are unique, surprising homes that are as much a part of the Philadelphia picture as the usual suspects.

Authors Virginia Restemeyer and E.I. Weiner brought together years of research and traveling to every part of the city, looking for and recording these one-of-a-kind houses. In their talk, the authors will show some of the best of the 90-plus properties spotlighted in their book: houses by some of the finest, boldest, most thoughtful, whimsical and singular minds who ever worked and lived in Philadelphia – resulting in the Hip and Hidden city that it is. 

Sponsored by the Art Department.

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