Julian Abele and Louis Magaziner: The Story of an Unusual Friendship
Building Philadelphia 2021 Spring Speaker Series


Watch ONLINE via ZOOM from the safety and comfort of your home. A link with instructions will be provided one hour prior to this virtual lecture. 

This lecture will be recorded and a replay will be available to registered participants.

"Julian Abele and Louis Magaziner: The Story of an Unusual Friendship"

presented by Amy Cohen, Director of Education at History Making Productions where she develops educational materials to accompany documentaries about the history of Philadelphia. She also produced Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century which won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Historic/Cultural Program Features. Amy Cohen spent 20 years as a middle and high school social studies teacher. While teaching at Masterman School, she was also among the first cohort of educators to teach African American History once it became a graduation requirement for Philadelphia public school students. Cohen is a monthly columnist for Hidden City, an on-line magazine about Philadelphia’s history and built environment.

Louis Magaziner and Julian F. Abele, the first Jew and the first African American, to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Architecture, forged a bond as students that endured for the rest of their lives. In this presentation, Magaziner's great-grandniece explores this unusual friendship between two prominent Philadelphia architects.


$15 | General Admission

$12 | Alliance Member 

Free | Students*

If you have been affected by the pandemic and would like to attend these virtual lectures but cannot afford to do so, please email Vinni Cheng vcheng@preservationalliance.com for complimentary access.

*For students, please email photo of valid student ID to Vinni Cheng vcheng@preservationalliance.com to register.

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