The University, under Provost Charles Janeway Stillé, flees
the urban squalor of Center City and moves to then-suburban West
Philadelphia. Notable buildings: College Hall and Logan Hall
(which originally housed the School of Medicine), by Thomas Richards.
After Stillé steps down, following a power-struggle
with the Universitys trustees, Provost William Pepper
1864M unleashes a period of tremendous growth, though most of the
important buildings of his era (many designed by Frank Furness)
have since been torn down. Notable buildings: The Furness
library, now the Fisher Fine Arts Library.
Sugar-magnate Charles Custis Harrison 1862C becomes acting provost
and then provost; according to Dr. George Thomas Gr75, lecturer
in historic preservation and urban studies, Harrison wants to "make
the place fun" for undergraduates. He also contributes a good
deal of his own money to campus construction. Notable buildings:
the Quad, by Cope & Stewardson; Houston Hall, by William
C. Hays Ar1895 and Milton B. Medary Jr. Ar1894 (under the direction
of Frank Miles Day Ar1883); the first stage of Franklin Field; the
Law Schools Lewis building (now Silverman Hall), by Cope
& Stewardson; the University Museum (founded under Pepper but
built under Harrison); the Towne Building; and the Morgan Building.
President Gaylord P. Harnwell "like Pepper, another
scientist unafraid of the modern world," in the words of Thomastakes
advantage of a vast infusion of federal and state capital to launch
another period of intensive construction, with mixed results. Notable
buildings: the Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Building,
by Louis I. Kahn Ar24 Hon71; Hill House, by Eero Saarinen.