University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Douglas M. Haller

Architectural Archaeology

A Centennial View of the Museum Buildings

By: Douglas M. Haller

While many are familiar with the University of Pennsylvania Museum as an archaeological treasure house, few know about its role in Philadelphia culture, the story of its growth as a public museum, or its architectural history. Philadelphia began to expand westward after the Civil War, a growth facilitated by the construction of great bridges across the Schuylkill River at Market, Chestnut, Walnut, and South streets. The University of Pennsylvania participated in […]