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The Union League of Philadelphia, Library (Horace Trumbauer, 1911)

Revered by members throughout the League’s history as the “keeper of our character”, the library represents for the Union League the physical expression of the ideals of beauty and the commitment to knowledge as the true source of strength. A comprehensive restoration to original floors, paneling and ornamented groin-vaulted ceilings is complemented by refurbished original furnishings, window treatments, lighting and reinstallation of a substantial art collection.

Our work also included instituting an ongoing program for members’ donation of major antiques and works of art; incorporation of technically advanced lighting systems and working with librarians to devise an updated category system. Key to the success of the project was our work with the fundraising committee to craft a program allowing the comprehensive project to be completed in one year.

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