Two Modern Classics
Frank Lloyd Wright‘s concept for Suntop Homes in Ardmore, was to be a prototype for affordable cluster housing constructed with inexpensive materials. This 4-unit dwelling was built in 1939, but the war blocked plans to develop more.
A striking example of the International School of architecture is the broadcast center on City Avenue built for station WCAU. Designed by George Howe and Robert Montgomery Brown, it was a state of the art facility when it was constructed in 1952.