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Dream Garden Glass Mosaic

601 Walnut St # 45, in the Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3323
+1 732-604-3444
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601 Walnut St # 45, in the Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3323
City Center East
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+1 732-604-3444
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"independence hall"
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"curtis"
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"mosaics"
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"beauty"
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Absolutely astounding and only takes a couple of minutes to see it. A hidden treasure inside the Curtis building's (former home of the Saturday Evening Post magazine) lobby .

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Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

This is amazing. We just sat in the coolness of the Curtis centre and stared at him. It is truly a remarkable piece that the people in Philadelphia did not want to lose

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Reviewed 28 May 2015

In the late 1800s, artist Maxfield Parrish was commissioned by the Pulitzer Prize winning writer and editor of Ladies Home Journal, Edward Bok (famed also for Bok Tower Gardens, in Lake Wales, Florida), to construct a mosaic of more than one million pieces of art-glass...More

5  Thank DeanMurphy2020
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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.

2  Thank wildchild2
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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...More

3  Thank ACT-MA
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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...More

1  Thank Rebekah B
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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,...More

1  Thank RZolla
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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,...More

2  Thank 1AnnieEliza
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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...More

Thank Fable27
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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...More

3  Thank Tuffet119
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Leeny1221
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Response from SteveinPhilly | Reviewed this property |
The Dream Garden is one of my favorite "hidden Gens" in Philly. It is in the Curtis Center Bliging on the 6th Str side just noth of Walnut. It was created by the Tiffany Studios. It is owned by casino mogul (I think he still... More
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