Landmark tours


George Thomas, lecturer in historic preservation and urban studies, tells a group of architecture buffs about one of Penns most famous buildings, Louis Kahns Richards Medical Laboratories, built in 1960. Richards Lab was one of several notable buildings by Philadelphia architects highlighted on walking tours of campus Oct. 5 organized by Thomas and History of Art Professor David Brownlee, co-author with Thomas of Building Americas First University. About 80 people took part in the tours, part of the Penn Humanities Forums year-long celebration of Philadelphia Style.

Photo by Candace diCarlo


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Originally published on October 12, 2000