Girard College, Founder's Hall, Girard & Corinthian Avenues, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
Significance: Founder's Hall at Girard College is one of the greatest expressions of nineteenth-century Greek Revival architecture in the United States. As a civic ensemble, it ranks among the most notable in the country, and is integrally linked to the metropolitan expansion of Philadelphia and the growth of its institutions for education, social reform, and humanitarian aid. Furthermore, this landmark building and the unique orphans' school for which it is the centerpiece, honors its founder Stephen Girard; its endowment heralded an epoch of unparalleled philanthropy by America's wealthiest citizens.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N436
Survey number: HABS PA-1731
Building/structure dates: 1833-1848 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 69000158