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Illustrated Stories of the Places that Indelibly Marked the College’s History


August 1, 2022
By Jennifer Schaffer Leone; illustrations by Mike Shisler

Familiar buildings evoke nostalgia. They harbor history and tradition, and they constitute the foundation of our College’s story of change, growth and innovation.

Below you will find original ink and water-colored illustrations—commissioned by Digest Magazine for PCOM’s 125th anniversary. The renderings unveil the College’s past, present and future in a novel way.

Look with new eyes at PCOM’s campus buildings, structures and spaces. Perceive the light and shadow, scale and proportion, the sense of place and the spirit of the historical moments.

Bricks and Mortar

Stephen Girard Building at 21 South 12th Street, Philadelphia

The College’s first home, 1899–1900

Witherspoon Building, Walnut, Juniper and Sansom Streets, Philadelphia

The College’s second home, 1900–1903

33rd and Arch Streets, Philadelphia

1903–1908

1715 North Broad Street, Philadelphia

1908–1912

832 Pine Street, Philadelphia

1912–1916

19th and Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia

1917–1929

48th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

1929–1972

City Avenue, Philadelphia

1973–present

625 Old Peachtree Road Northwest, Suwanee, Georgia

PCOM Georgia, the College’s branch campus, 2005–present

2050 Tallokas Road, Moultrie, Georgia

PCOM South Georgia, the College’s additional location, 2019–present

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