Allens Lane Art Center

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00639
Title: Allens Lane Art Center
Additional Title: "view of the new building -- it is supposed to have class accomadations [sic] for about 150 youngsters..."
Creation Date: 6/28/1954
Historic Street Address: West Allens Lane & McCallum Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Located in Box: Allens Lane Art Center - Arcade Folder: Allens Lane Art Center

Photograph taken to illustrate an Evening Bulletin newspaper article by Moriarty ("Allens Lane Art Center--New Summer Classes," 1954)

"Allens Lane Art Center was founded in 1953 by an interracial group of Mt. Airy residents who were concerned about the dangers of increasing community tension.  Most were parents of children attending local schools who felt that increasing access to the arts would be a way to bring people together as well as develop individual talents.  "Living Together Through the Arts," a program of The Ford Foundation and the Henry Home & School Association, originally sponsored ALAC.  It was formally incorporated as a nonprofit organization on June 29, 1953."[1]

[1] Allens Lane Art Center website. Retrieved 10/12/12.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.202980
Geocode Latitude:40.051881

Creator Name: Pasquarella, Dominic - Photographer