University of Pennsylvania

George E. Thomas

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216 pages
978-1-56898-315-8

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Benjamin Franklin, founder of America’s first university in 1749, the University of Pennsylvania, hoped that its students would learn “everything that is useful and everything that is ornamental.” The same might be said of its campus: it is both useful and ornamental. University of Pennsylvania: The Campus Guide presents an insider’s tour of this historic school, unique in the Ivy League for its single urban campus. Author George E. Thomas takes the reader on self-guided Walks, offering new and previously untold stories to the campus’s distinguished and landmark buildings. This Campus Guide traces the University of Pennsylvania’s rich history from its eighteenth-century beginnings to the recent wave of building on the modern campus.