Architectural Wallflowers is an online exhibit of Temple University’s American Studies Program. The analog version of the images is displayed in a case on the 9th floor of Anderson Hall on Temple’s main campus. THAT is transitory and will be replaced by a new exhibition before the end of 2009. THIS, the virtual version of the exhibition, will last as long as you and we decide it is useful and interesting.
And there was a talk by William Whitaker on March 19th that helped us all process this the old-fashioned way, face to face. See it’s page on this blog to learn more. Great title: Heroes and Misfits.
Who are we? Ken Finkel and Betsy Manning. Ken is on the faculty of Temple’s American Studies Program. Betsy is a staff photographer at Temple, is also a longtime chronicler of the city’s forgotten, and sometimes forlorn, buildings.
Take a look at the images we’ve posted here. Read the various comments and chime in with your own.
NEW: See a slideshow of these and more images, featuring narration by Manning and Finkel, here.
And if you know an “Architectural Wallflower” in or around Philadelphia that needs good company, scroll down to the bottom of the blog and tell us about it in our “Suggestion Box.” On occasion, we’ll post a few on the “Selected Finds” page.