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Dream Garden Glass Mosaic

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Address: 601 Walnut St # 45, in the Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3323
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A peaceful respite a block from Independence Hall

Duck in to the Curtis Building (home of the once great Curtis Publishing empire of the Saturday Evening Post and 20th century magazines) and discover the Dream Garden. This is a... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2015
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Pfffft. Wouldn't let us in. Map sent us to the wrong place, too. Main doors are 7th between walnut and sansom.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Duck in to the Curtis Building (home of the once great Curtis Publishing empire of the Saturday Evening Post and 20th century magazines) and discover the Dream Garden. This is a mural (15 feet by 49 feet)across the wall of the grand lobby that was designed by Maxfield Parrish and executed by Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1916. when I visited... More 

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I left the address in the car across the river and none of the tour guides or information centers around independence hall had a clue what I was talking about by title, description or even the name of the building. Finally got vague directions and found the back of the building. Thank goodness because the door where the Dream Garden... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

The mosaic is inside the Curtis Building and we needed to sign in at the front desk to go see it, but that didn't seem to be a problem. We walked through the main lobby/venue area which has a huge fountain, which was very nice, then around to the mosaic. It was absolutely beautiful! Just amazing!

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

I have been to Philly so many times and didn't know about this. Finally found out about it and am so glad I did. I will share news of this free, hidden gem with everyone I know. Go to see it and bring your camera, although getting a good shot of this is like trying to get good shots of... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

I was so lucky that I got on fbook the last day I was in Philadelphia because my friend Michelle was telling me that I had to go to The Dream Garden in the Curtis Publishing building. I have a couple of hours before I leave and see that it was right down the street. I am SO glad I... More 

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Reviewed 9 December 2014

The Dream Garden mosaic, designed by Maxfield Parrish and executed by Tiffany Studios, is an absolutely gorgeous piece of art. The mosaic itself is huge-15 x 49 feet-and contains more than 100,000 pieces of glass. It's absolutely incredible to look at, both up close and from a distance, and visiting it was one of our favorite activities when we were... More 

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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

So MIllions (yes) of visitors come to Philadelphia each year and visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell and maybe walk to the Tomb of the Unknown Solier in Washington Square. But they walk by one of the true art jrwels in Philly that very few Philadelphians know about. This is the Glass mural created by Tiffany Studios that resides... More 

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

Maxfield Parrish designed this and Tiffany made the mural which is in the old Curtis Publishing Co. building near the corner of 6th and Walnut streets. It is free to enter to see this amazing work of art. Take time to go around the corner to the rear of the building to see the high enclosed atrium and lovely fountain.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

My wife is a big Tiffany fan, and we both love the art of Maxfield Parrish, so I was happy to plan a visit to see the Dream Garden mosaic in the Curtis Center. As others have remarked, the Curtis Center is right across the street from the Independence Hall complex. And the mosaic is in the lobby and can... More 

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