John Lane Evans Collection (067), Architect, 1902-1994
John Lane Evans distinguished himself as a student of the University of Pennsylvania and was awarded a number of honors, including the AIA’s student medal and the Arthur Spayd Brooke gold medal in 1924, and the John Stewardson traveling scholarship in 1925. Evans began his professional career working in the office of Paul Cret before completing his degree, and continued there after his graduation. He then established his own office in 1934, working as the principal architect for developer Dr. George Woodward.
This is the primary archive of the architectural work of John Lane Evans. The largest part of the collection documents Evans's practice, including domestic, ecclesiastical and commercial projects as well as projects Evans supervised as City Architect of Philadelphia. The collection also contains 3 drawings made by Evans for projects of Paul Cret and numerous student drawings.