Greber Design Collection
Held at: Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives [Contact Us]1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Jacques Greber (1882-1962), a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, was a successful landscape architect who brought classical French influences to North America. After creating a number of private gardens for wealthy Americans, he transitioned into urban planning and become well-renowned internationally for his work transforming city spaces. He is perhaps best known for his involvement with the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, where he created the master plan to link City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and later worked with Paul Cret to design the Rodin Museum.
The drawings included in this collection are limited to the region of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Logan Circle to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is comprised primarily of landscape plans, but also contains related sketches of details, decorations and embankments.
- Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Eric Rosenzweig and Caity Tingo
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
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