We are proud to announce that an image of our Case Paper Philadelphia facility has been included in an exhibition titled Uncommon Modern: Photographic Portraits of Midcentury Vernacular Architecture in Great Philadelphia, 1937-1970 at the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
The exhibit highlights gems of the mid-20th century architecture in southeastern and central Pennsylvania, and showcases common but architecturally interesting mid-century design, including the Case Paper building – formally the Philco Research Laboratories.
At its peak, the facility supported over 2,000 employees, which can be seen from this aerial photograph taken in the 1950’s. Case Paper acquired the facility in 1988, and, in 1999 consolidated our Long Island City facility into this 720,000 sq. ft. facility in northwest Philadelphia creating one of the largest paper-converting facilities in North America.
Uncommon Modern: Photographic Portraits of Midcentury Vernacular Architecture in Great Philadelphia, 1937-1970 will be on display at the Kroiz Gallery, 220 S. 34th street, Philadelphia, PA until January 18, 2013. For more information please visit www.design.upenn.edu/archives.