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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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Surprise Wonder in Curtis Building

We wandered into the lobby of the Curtis building near Independence hall and were entranced by this wonderful mosaic. You can feel as well as see the influences of both Tiffany... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We wandered into the lobby of the Curtis building near Independence hall and were entranced by this wonderful mosaic. You can feel as well as see the influences of both Tiffany and Parrish. Well worth a stop while strolling in the historic area.

Thank TomCost
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

This extremely detailed piece resides in the lobby of the Curtis Center, a massive office building overlooking Independence Hall. The stained glass window is worth a look, even if it means looking through the window when the place is closed. Don't make that mistake and come on a weekend...

Thank MrSaturn64
Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

An absolutely stunning glass mosaic located in the lobby of the former Curtis Publishing building (Saturday Evening Post) This resembles a Maxfield Parrish painting, but is aglow with the reflected light from the thousands of glass fragments that compose this huge mosaic artwork.

Thank Marvin G
Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Beautiful mosaic created with over 100,000 pieces of glass tile. Make sure to stop by when visiting the sites of historical Philadelphia. The short time you are there will be worth the visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Once coveted by Steve Wynn, who tried to buy and remove the mural from its historic locale to take to Vegas to install in a casino. Philadelphians rose up to protect and save the mural in situ in the former home of Curtis publishing (Saturday Review and many other publications). If visiting historic sites such as Independence Hall -- just... More 

Thank MissElegance
Wrightstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Stunning piece of art. The precision and scale is breathtaking. Since the shading was so superb, at times, it seemed like a painting opposed to a mosaic. It is housed in the Curtis Building which is beautiful on its own, directly next to some lovely parks. Well worth a quick gander.

Thank Vincent T
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

The beauty of glass mosaic on a monumental scale, the Dream Garden is worthy of a few moments of your time when in the historic down-town area. You’ll find it inside the Curtis Center at S 7th Street. There’s a viewing seat on which to rest and no charge for entry.

Thank Martin T
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

make sure you walk across the street after visiting independence hall and take a moment to see this magnificent Tiffany glass mosaic that graces the lobby of the building across the street. We spent 15 minutes in this serene empty space sitting in deligted hushed silence taking I n this beautiful and little known work of art. Not to be... More 

Thank StarlightCamper
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Extraordinary Tiffany mosaic, made up of 100K pieces of glass in 250 colors; 15' by 49'. Seating area to (try to) take in the whole piece, but needs checking out up close, too. You are often alone with this work, anomalously situated in the Curtis Center. Note also the Center's impressive atrium, and all that marble. Across from Washington Square... More 

Thank Donald E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Dream Garden is a mosaic designed by Maxfield Parrish in 1915. It was executed by Tiffany Studios and is comprised of over 100,000 pieces of Tiffany glass. It is in the lobby (so it's free) of the Curtis Building (now defunct publisher of Saturday Evening Post, Ladies Home Journal, etc.). Steve Wynn (Las Vegas casino mogul) tried to buy it... More 

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