Philly + Architecture = Victorian

The Victorians of Philadelphia are much more substantial than the painted ladies of San Francisco, but no less ornate.  Frank Furness, one of Philly’s most prominent Victorian architects, left some of these over-the-top beauties:

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania

Peck Alumni Center, Drexel University

 

Undine Barge Club, Boathouse Row

In addition to his buildings, Furness also designed furniture, such as this amazing desk on display at The Philadelphia Museum of Art:

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