Past Presentors

Further thoughts on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Laurie Olin will give a brief illustrated talk on the history of Philadelphia's grand City Beautiful boulevard, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and further suggestions and proposals from the past two decades, including another this past winter when he declared at a public presentation in celebration of the Parkway Centennial that "It isn't yet finished", a variation on Lewis Mumford's remark that "Trend is not destiny."