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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frank Furness

(1839-1912)

 
 
Frank Furness Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
1. Frank Furness Marker
Inscription. A nationally influential architect, his forceful designs and bold use of industrial materials helped shape American modernism. His works include the Pa. Academy of Fine Arts and U. of Penn Library. Apprentice to Richard Morris Hunt and mentor to Louis Sullivan, Furness was born here.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.74′ N, 75° 9.985′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Pine Street. Touch for map. The marker is in front of Peirce College. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1426 Pine Street, Philadelphia PA 19102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Billie Holiday (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gertrude E. H. Bustill Mossell (about 400 feet away); Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital (about 500 feet away); The Dunbar Theatre (about 500 feet away); Philadelphia Tribune (about 700 feet away); New Century Guild (approx. mile away); Historical Society of Pennsylvania (approx. mile away); St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Frank Furness Historic Marker Dedication
Frank Furness Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
2. Frank Furness Marker
. Wanda Kaluza presents a simple one-minute clip of the unveiling of the Frank Furness marker. (Submitted on November 2, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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