The Modern Architectural Treasures of Davidson Road: The Remarkable Legacy of Oskar Stonorov
Picture courtesy of Docomomo
Architect and sculptor Oskar Stonorov was one of Chestnut Hill’s more important, but lesser-known, Modernist architects practicing during the 20th century. Join the Conservancy and Docomomo for two fascinating programs to better appreciate Stonorov and his designs. Known as a specialist in residential architecture, his works in the neighborhood include the Cherokee Apartments and a series of beautiful Modern houses on the adjacent Davidson Road. One of these Davidson Road projects was built as the home of celebrated landscape architect Ian McHarg, a frequent collaborator of Stonorov and other Modernist architects.
Several of Stonorov’s buildings have been lost, but the handsome houses he built to nestle into Davidson Road’s park-side landscape remain intact for now. William Whitaker, curator of the Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, will lead both the guided tour and virtual lecture, sharing fascinating details about Stonorov and the built and unbuilt designs for Davidson Road houses.
The Modern Architectural Treasures of Davidson Road: Walking Tour
Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 1:30 pm
Meet at the top of Davidson Rd at McCallum St (19118)
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