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Fisher Fine Arts Library

220 S. 34th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fisher Fine Arts Library

Fisher Fine Arts Library

The Furness Library, officially known as the Fisher Fine Arts Library, is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, on the east side of College Green.

Designed by the acclaimed Philadelphia architect Frank Furness (1839–1912), the red sandstone, brick-and-terra-cotta Venetian Gothic giant—part fortress and part cathedral—was built to be the primary library of the University, and to house its archeological collection.

Today it houses collections related to architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, history of art, and studio arts.

The library is notable for its Victorian-era architecture.

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