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Schuylkill Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1952)

Schuylkill Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1952)

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People

  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
  • Oskar Stonorov (architect)
  • Dan Urban Kiley (landscape architect)

Title

Schuylkill Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1952)

Dates of creation

1952-1954

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 5 reprographic copies
  • 2 textual documents

Scope and Content

This project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape design for Schuylkill Falls, a public housing development on Ridge Avenue, in the East Falls neighbourhood of Philadelphia. Oberlander worked on this project from 1952-1955, after she was recruited by architect Oskar Stonorov. Oberlander worked on the landscaping with Dan Kiley. The project was initally divided in six phases and was planned to spread across five city blocks. One of the phases included the construction of two sixteen-storey housing towers, but only one was built. The building was demolished in 1996.

The project series contains five landscape plans for all five city blocks project and a set of landscape specifications, the first written by Oberlander.

Reference Number

AP075.S1.1952.PR01

Location

Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1952.PR01.001
    • Title: Working drawings, Schuylkill Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Dates of creation: 1952
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 76.5 x 106.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-008-002

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1952.PR01.002
    • Title: Specifications, Schuylkill Falls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Dates of creation: 1954
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Description:

    Specifications written by Cornelia Hahn Oberlander.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 textual documents

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-056-001

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