November 21, 2023

Library Hour – Horace Trumbauer: Philadelphia’s Architect

The Union League
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Reception at 6:00pm
Program at 6:30pm

ICAA Members: $25 | General Admission: $30 | Students: $15
Registration required — space is limited to 20

Note: The Union League’s dress code is business casual — for men: jacket, collared shirt, and slacks, for women, something comparable. For more information, visit here.

At the end of 2023, The Union League of Philadelphia will open a rooftop restaurant at the League House. It will be called Trumbauer’s, named in honor of the architect who designed the 15th Street addition, completed in 1911. Horace Trumbauer is the most prolific architect in Philadelphia’s history, an American architect of the Gilded Age. His buildings are many of the most iconic in the region, but Trumbauer’s impact extends far beyond Philadelphia, to Newport, Harvard and Duke Universities and even to Florida. One of his first major commissions was the Grey Towers Castle (now part of Arcadia University), but Lynnewood Hall, of the Widener estate, launched his career. He was also a League  member. Join to learn more about this important figure in architectural history. This program will be  a moderated discussion with Legacy Foundation Historian, Jim Mundy, and city planner and  architect, Craig Schelter.