Center for Architecture

The Center for Architecture performs the charitable and educational work of AIA Philadelphia and serves as the physical home for the Chapter in Center City Philadelphia. The Center for Architecture was envisioned with three core principals in mind: Public Engagement

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WALKING TOUR - Philadelphia Neon Signage: 1932 to Today

Neon signs have been a dramatic part of Philadelphia and America's landscape since the 1920's. This tour will highlight signs built from 1932 to the present, examining signs of various styles and functions. The tour guide, Len Davidson, is one of North America's leading experts on restoration and preservation of classic neon signs, and has written the sign industry's bible on historic neon, Vintage Neon (Schiffer Press, 1999). Len's tour will introduce you to neon history and technology while examining some of the most spectacular and historic signs on view in the city. Highlights include a mint condition 1936 neon on…
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