DEDICATION OF THE THOMAS USTICK WALTER PHMC HISTORICAL MARKER

Posted October 28th, 2009 at 12:14 pm.

PHMC, AIA Philadelphia, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia,
and the Society of Architectural Historians Philadelphia Chapter invite you to
DEDICATION OF THE THOMAS USTICK WALTER PHMC HISTORICAL MARKER
Oct. 29th at 5:00 p.m.
AIA Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street
Free and open to the public. No registration required.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, AIA Philadelphia, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and The Society of Architectural Historians, Philadelphia Chapter cordially invite you to the dedication of an official State Historical Marker commemorating the life and work of architect Thomas Ustick Walter (1804-1887). Often acknowledged as the “dean of American architects” of the Nineteenth Century, Walter designed some of America’s greatest architectural monuments, including Girard College for Orphans (1832-1848), and the Dome and Extension Wings of the United States Capitol (1851-1865). He also served as Consulting Architect for Philadelphia City Hall (1874-1887). A founder of the American Institute of Architects, he was the first elected President of its Philadelphia Chapter. He lived at the Northwest corner of 13th & Arch Streets in a house of his own design from 1837 to 1841.

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