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Video Presentations

This section references video presentations discussing the design and significance of 1616 Latimer Street.


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Robert Aibel, owner of the Moderne Gallery and a recognized expert on Twentieth Century furniture and decorative arts, is a Jules Bouy enthusiast. In his January 14, 2021 presentation, Aibel addresses what may be the largest privately held collection of Bouy furniture in the country, including room design elements, the one-of-a-kind Steinway grand piano, and signature furnishings.


In his February 11, 2021 presentation, William Whitaker, the Curator and Collections Manager of the Architectural Archives of Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, will tell us about the evolution of the architecture of 1616 Latimer. The Archive owns the original Edmund Gilchrist sketches and renderings of 1616 Latimer.  Whitaker presents an overview of the nuances of elevation development. 


Preserving the Cosmopolitan Club’s Heritage in Philadelphia is a panel discussion of preservation - its guardians and advocates, and the importance of 1616 Latimer to Philadelphia’s history and architecture(March 22, 2021). Speakers include Paul Steinke, distinguished Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia; Mary DeNadai, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and award-winning historic preservation architect; and Inga Saffron, Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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