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COPE & STEWARDSON, ARCHITECTS An artful stage-setting aıd a travesty on actual life that does not become an institution of learning. Such attractive new walls, with their spurious air of antiquity, cannot call up feelings of reverence, loyalty or pride in the mind of the thoughtful student who perhaps works in an adjacent laboratory, with the aid of X-ray light, who understands the mystery of liquid air, and who is romantic enough to believe in wireless telegraphy.
Put what inspiration might they not impart if they reflected the poetry of the present as well as they suggest the roniance of an alien past!
A CORNER OF THE “ BIG QUAD," UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
COPE & STEWARDSON, ARCHITECTS
Accepting the frivolous style, was it necessary to bedevil the cornices with cunningly pock: marked figures counterfeiting the "tooth of time?” Aguinaldo and his dusky followers would have offered suitable anecdotal subjects, and the broad tropical foliage of the Philippines, Cuba and Porto Rico, could have been conventionalized to give an appropriate reminiscent note to the tower erected to commemorate the services of the men of the University of Pennsylvania, and of the University itself, in the Spanish-American War."
BUILDINGS FOR THE PARISH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, PITTSBURGH PA.
A more effective grouping of the buildings would have been obtained by setting the Convent and Rectory considerably back from the street, thus bringing the church into greater prominence, though at some sacrifice to the plav-grounds.
Attention is called to the lightness of the steriotomy, a characteristic of modern French work which may some day be carried to nearly such a high state of lacelike perfection as was reached in the best Gothic periods.
From Indvie Club Paris) GODEBOEUF COMPETITION, 1896-PRIZE DESIGN FOR A BAY WINDOW