Frank Furness


Main Line Monday: Furness-Designed “Lynhurst” Going For $3.1 Million

Gosh, what a time to be alive. Originally part of the historic Knollbrook estate, Lynhurst was a three-year construction built at the behest of attorney I. […]


Re-Listed: Frank Furness Designed This Mansion for his Civil War Buddy

It’s been a few months since we checked on the incredible mansion in Fitler Square that Frank Furness designed for his long-time friend Rudulph Ellis. See, […]


PAFA Museum to Undergo Historic Restoration This Summer

If you happen to see scaffolding going up around the hallowed Historic Landmark Building at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, don’t fret. It’s all […]


Neighbors Await Church to Preschools Conversion In West Philly

The former Saint Peter’s Church of Christ building at 4700 Kingsessing Avenue has already started to see renovation work, as previously reported, but the property […]


Furness-Designed Church In Philadelphia Closer to Preschool Conversion?

Developer Guy Laren and his band of neighborhood supporters are a zoning change away from moving forward on a project that would see the former Saint […]


Morning Headlines: Saving a Frank Furness-Related Church Is a Labor of Love

Although it’s still in need of millions of dollars in repairs in order to be returned to its former glory, the 19th Street Baptist Church […]


Map Shows Where Long-Demolished Furness Works Once Stood in Center City

Sure there are Furness and Furness-influenced buildings scattered throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area (one is for sale; the other, formerly listed for $995,000, is now for rent right here in Philly), but a good […]


Just Listed: Spruce Street Mansion Designed by Frank Furness

This listing comes with a little bit of a history lesson. The mansion at 2113 Spruce Street was designed by the legendary architect Frank Furness […]


There’s a Cool Time-Juggling Sculpture Outside of PAFA Right Now

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts building (yes, that iconic Frank Furness designed structure on North Broad) now has a head-turning addition: a 16-foot […]


Jacques Ferber Reopens on Walnut Street

Jacques Ferber was a Walnut Street institution since 1911, but where once there were furs (and protesters against them) there are now Vans. Ferber has […]


For Sale: Three Furness-Designed Properties

The “eccentricity of his architectural designs” may have appalled some of his contemporaries who clung to more traditional forms, but Philadelphia’s Victorian starchitect Frank Furness […]


Frank Furness’ Lainshaw Is Now on the Market

Designed in 1878 by famed Victorian architect Frank Furness, Lainshaw has the advantage of period charm that has been entirely renovated for modern convenience. The […]


Did Frank Furness Really Design This Center City Home?

A sizable four-bedroom townhome on 22nd Street between Walnut and Locust has been listed for $1.85 million, and one highlighted feature is the architect: Frank […]

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Abandoned America Tours Keep Selling Out. Photos By Laura Kicey

Matthew Christopher is a photographer of decrepit, abandoned places who shares his technical expertise with other photographers in weekend workshops. The Abandoned America series took […]


Rex 1516 To Bring Southern Cooking to South Street

  On Thursday March 1st Rex 1516 is opening at 1516 South Street.  The restaurant is from the husband and wife team of Evan Malone […]