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Recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1954)

Recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1954)

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People

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

Title

Recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1954)

Dates of creation

1942-1956

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 85 photographic materials
  • 22 drawings (including 14 reprographic copies)
  • 0.04 l.m. of textual records
  • 1 panel

Scope and Content

This project series documents the design for a play area on18th and Bigler Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was Oberlander's first solo project which she worked on from 1951 to 1954, while still working for Oscar Stonorov. The playground opened in September 1954. The northeast section of the playground was dedicated to adults and older children, with places to sit and spaces for basketball, badminton, bocce and, a horseshoe pit. The southeast quarter was dedicated to smaller children, with play sculptures, water play and, a sand pit.

The project series contains design development drawings, such as landscape plans and site plans with details, working drawings and technical drawings. It also comprises a presentation panel showing the completed playground and the play sculptures, and photographs of the playground. The project is also documented through textual records, such as a folder of correspondence, a project submission, press clippings and copies of articles on the play area.

Source: Herrington, Susan. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, University of Virginia Press, 2014, 304 pages.

Reference Number

AP075.S1.1954.PR01

Location

Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1954.PR01.001
    • Title: Photographs and presentation panel, Recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Dates of creation: 1954
    • Form: drawings, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 6

    People:

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

    Description:

    Presentation panel with plan of area and photographic views of the playground and other photographs of the playground.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 photographs
    • 1 presentation panel

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 17 x 24 cm sheet (largest): 76.5 x 51 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:

    075-002-001

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH401833
      • View of work being done for Recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      • Form: photographs
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      • ARCH401834
      • View of children playing in recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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      • ARCH401835
      • View of children playing in recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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      • ARCH401836
      • View of children playing in recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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      • ARCH401837
      • View of children playing in recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      • Form: photographs
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      • ARCH401838
      • Presentation panel for recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1954.PR01.002
    • Title: Working drawings and presentation drawings, Recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Dates of creation: circa 1953
    • 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:

    • 7 reprographic copies
    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 36 x 39 cm sheet (largest): 77 x 108 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

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1954.PR01.003
    • Title: Working drawings and technical drawings, Recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Dates of creation: 1952-1953
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 9

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 reprographic copies
    • 7 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 39 x 34.5 cm sheet (largest): 87 x 107 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:

    075-008-001

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH401839
      • Notes for recreational area at 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      • Form: textual records
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      • ARCH401841
      • Plan with sketches and notes for recreational area at 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      • Form: drawings
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      • ARCH401843
      • Site plan with details for recreational area at 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      • Form: drawings
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH401844
      • Site plan with details for recreational area at 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      • Form: drawings
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH401845
      • Site plan for recreational area at 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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      • ARCH401846
      • Site plan with details and notes for recreational area at 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      • Form: drawings
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH401847
      • Site plan with details and notes for recreational area at 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      • Form: drawings
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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1954.PR01.004
    • Title: Brochure on playgrounds with reproductions of landscape plans, Recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Dates of creation: circa 1954
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Description:

    Brochure "A New Dimension in Playground Planning!" produced by the Creative Playthings. Original folder entitled "PLAY - PHILADELPHIA".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual document

    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:

    075-014-008

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1954.PR01.005
    • Title: Correspondence, Recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Dates of creation: 1954-1960
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (recipient)

    Description:

    Pamphlet "CORRESPONDENCE RE PUBLICATION OF ARTICLES RE PHILADELPHIA PLAYGROUND 18th AND BIGLER".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    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:

    075-014-009

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1954.PR01.006
    • Title: Press clippings, submission, correspondence and photographs, Recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Dates of creation: 1954-1956
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual records
    • 32 photographs
    • 8 negatives

    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:

    075-056-002

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1954.PR01.007
    • Title: Photocopy of articles on playground with images, Recreational area, 18th and Bigler Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Dates of creation: 1942-1955
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    One article before Oberlander project (1942) and the other after (1955).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual document

    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:

    075-056-003

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