Music: Music Temple

Four columns wide across the front page of Publisher Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis' Public Ledger was spread the preliminary design for the façade of the latest Curtis benefaction to Philadelphia: a $4,000,000 civic cultural center for opera, symphony, drama. Already, the accompanying announcement read, a site had been purchased by Publisher Curtis at a cost of $2,000,000: practically the whole of a city block located opposite the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Foremost in drawing up the plans was the late Edward William Bok (TIME, Jan. 20) editor of the Ladies' Home Journal, son-in-law of...

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