Look Up: Terra Cotta Ornament

May 05, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

MEETING PLACE: Philadelphia City Hall, outside the NORTH portal at North Broad and JFK Boulevard
FREE. PUBLIC. RAIN OR SHINE.
RSVP appreciated, not required.

Terra Cotta – “baked earth” – is one of the oldest ornamental building materials. Since the 19th century, many Philadelphia buildings have been adorned with terra cotta. See extraordinary examples such as the polychrome Art Deco Metropolitan Building and One East Penn Square. Look at up at the elaborately textured Crozer Building and hear about the technology used to make and preserve terra cotta.

Meet at the exterior north portal of City Hall, N. Broad Street & JFK Boulevard. Find walk leader Darren Fava standing outside the City Hall north portal holding a piece pressed brick (not terra cotta). Walk will end in the vicinity of 1600 block of Walnut Street.

RSVP through the Jane’s Walk Philadelphia page https://www.facebook.com/events/1635424876511932/