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Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) launches Center for the Preservation of Modernism

January 16, 2019

The Center for the Preservation of Modernism will open in Philadelphia this April at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). The center will be a key facet of the school’s newly-launched master of science program in historic preservation and will be buoyed by the school’s recent purchase of the Hassrick House, a significant design by Richard Neutra (1892–1970) and an exemplar of midcentury modern architecture. The 1958 house in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia was fully restored by previous owners beginning in 2009 and is listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. 

PHOTOS: “Richard Neutra’s iconic Hassrick Residence in East Falls lists for $2.195,”, April 19, 2017.

A New University Center Celebrates—and Studies—Modernism,” Architectural Digest, December 24, 2018.

Hassrick House, Richard Neutra, Philadelphia, PA, 1958. Photo courtesy Thomas Jefferson University.