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Richards, Thomas Webb

Thomas Webb Richards Collection (202), Architect, 1836 - 1911

Thomas Webb Richards received his first training in architecture in the office of Samuel Sloan, soon after forming a partnership with William T. Murdock in Baltimore.  Richards was the first Professor of Drawing and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania (1874), and was awarded an honorary degree of Masters of Art in 1875.  Richards built four of the first buildings on Penn's West Campus; College Hall (built 1871-1872), Logan Hall (built as Medical Hall in 1873-1874), Robert Hare Laboratory (built 1877-1878), and the original Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania building (built c. 1872-1874).

This collection contains a photograph of College Hall soon after it was built, and a portfolio of plans of College Hall.