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Women’s Education

...the school again had outgrown its building and a new, larger facility was constructed at Seventeenth and Spring Garden Streets. With forty classrooms, an auditorium that could seat up to 1,200, and tiered...

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...to 1960, the school was housed in the Edwin Forrest mansion at the corner of Broad and Master Street, depicted in this photograph taken by Robert Newell circa 1870. Between 1953 and 1957, Moore...

...outgrew this building as well. In 1958, the school moved to its current location at 1400 W. Olney Avenue. The new building, which is depicted in this 1956 illustration, was designed by the Philadelphia...

...open and in 1930, the hospital and college moved to the new, larger facility at 3300 Henry Avenue, shown in this 1931 photograph...

League of Women Voters of Philadelphia records, 1920-1984, and Women’s University Club of Philadelphia Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

Edwin Forrest Mansion, former home of Philadelphia School of Design for Women, 1880-1960, 1326 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    As home to the first chartered school for girls in the United States, the country's first medical college for women, one of the earliest chapters of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and coeducational and women's colleges, the Philadelphia region provided pioneering models in women's education.

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Items for May 2016 General Meeting…

FCA 2016 General Meeting Minutes…

    Items for May 2016 General Meeting...
    Hello FCA Members, Our May meeting will feature two agenda items. A Representative from the city will present to the FCA regarding the upcoming Ben Franklin Parkway and Eakins Oval activities for the Summer. There will be a follow-up presentation regarding the construction on 2333 Fairmount Avenue. Hope to see you there!

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  • Franklin LC reviewed by a student

    I love everything about this school, I goes to this school, and all the teachers are great! <3

    Franklin LC (616 North 15th St) Published on GreatSchools May 23, 2016 Comment

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Studebaker Building Is Now Less Colorful

The last few years have brought significant changes for the Studebaker building at 667 N. Broad St., and the next couple of years will bring even more changes. In 2011, the Ridge...

...from the model of large shelters. This left a very large building with frontage on Ridge Avenue and North Broad Street sitting vacant, until Starr Catering took over some space in the building in late 2013...

    Studebaker Building Is Now Less Colorful
    The last few years have brought significant changes for the Studebaker building at 667 N. Broad St., and the next couple of years will bring even more changes. In 2011, the Ridge Avenue men's shelter closed its doors due to in part to an effort from HUD to move away from the model of large shelters.

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Art of Thomas Eakins

...to Philadelphia in July 1870. He set up his studio at his childhood home at 1729 Mount Vernon Street, where he lived for the rest of his life. He painted relatives and friends, predominantly...

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...employed his deft control of the pen in his drawing classes at Central High School (1700 W. Olney Avenue), where he learned to create meticulous mechanical and perspective drawings. His growing interest in art...

...from his enthusiasm for the sports. He attended matches at the Philadelphia Arena (then at Broad Street and Cherry Street, diagonally across from PAFA) and used professional fighters as his models...

Charles Bregler’s Thomas Eakins Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia.

Print Department, Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    The art of Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) is more deeply entwined with the city of Philadelphia than that of any other artist of the nineteenth century. Born in North Philadelphia in 1844, Eakins spent nearly his entire life in the city.

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14+ Fantastic Events Happening This Week In Philly, May 23-29

Where:Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street

Where:Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

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Where:Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street

Where:PFS Roxy Theater, 2023 Sansom Street

Where:Palladino's, 1934 East Passyunk Avenue

Where:Morgan's Pier, 221 N. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street

Where:Reading Terminal Market, 51 North 12th Street

Where:The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue

Where:Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue

    14+ Fantastic Events Happening This Week In Philly, May 23-29
    Photo by Matt Stanley for DRWC Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Franklin Flea, Philly Pops Memorial Day Salute and more... It's the final week before summer unofficially starts for the season - Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away (can you believe it?)!

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Tours being offered of new Philadelphia Mormon Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is nearing completion of its Temple being built at 1739 Vine Street in Philadelphia.

    Tours being offered of new Philadelphia Mormon Temple
    The free tours start on August 10th

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First Friday! Summer Soul featuring VINX Chi...

...Watts, and Cher. Includes collection admission. Friday, June 3 6–9 pm The Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $25; members free

    The Barnes Foundation - First Friday! Summer Soul featuring VINX
    Chillax this summer with the music of VINX during an irresistibly soulful First Friday. VINX is a one-man musical powerhouse who combines soaring vocals, layered grooves, and primal hand drums. His original songs fuse storytelling with the heart and soul of a ballad.

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