Julian Abele – African American Architect
September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm$6
Illustrated presentation followed by Live Q & A via ZOOM
DuRay Montegue, lover of 19th-century architecture, a neighbor of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, and Mansion board member, hosts a fascinating presentation about the life and work of Julian Francis Abele followed by a Q & A. Abele was one of the most notable alumni of the Institute for Colored Youth. Abele was a prominent African-American architect and chief designer in the offices of Horace Trumbauer. He contributed to the design of more than 400 buildings, including the Widener Memorial Library at Harvard University, Philadelphia’s Central Library, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. If you love Philadelphia’s architectural heritage and Black history, do not miss this fantastic presentation and discussion.