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Dream Garden Glass Mosaic

601-45 Walnut Street, Independence Square West, in the Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA (City Center East)
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Ranked #44 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Art lover or not this collaboration between Maxfield Parrish and Tiffany is a one of a kind masterpiece which is spectacular in all aspects and could easily be worth more than the building that contains it. A 5 minute walk from Independence Hall and even if you only spend another 5 minutes taking it in you will have seen an... More

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france
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35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What a treat ! I was a little afraid to ask at the entrance to visit this beautiful mosaic. But the receptionist was quite nice and helpful, even if you sen that they would prefer you to be a resident of the hotel. I don't think this mosaic is very well highlighted : the spotlights are kind of everywhere but... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

After your visit at independence hall go visit the Dream Garden in the Curtis center lobby across the street. The lobby is all marble and a nice place to cool off. The mosaic was a collaboration between Louis comfort Tiffany and Maxfield Parrish and is the best of its kind. From afar and close up. Further the lobby stands S... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Take the time to walk across the street from Independence Hall to see the Wall sized mosaic in the Curtis Publishing Building. We were amazed at its beauty and craftsmanship.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Not long, just 5 minutes to appreciate the pure beauty of 100,000 pieces of gorgeous mosaic tile, across the street from Independence Hall

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Coral Springs, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

I loved the interior of the Curtis Building. This work of art exemplified the beauty of the era. It takes just a few minutes to see, so worthwhile.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

With all the art museums to see in the city, save your time on this one. It is not worth it and it is forgotten almost, really dark.

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

This is located on 6th street just across from Independence Hall. Look for the" Curtis Publishing" plaque. The mural is located in the entrance foyer of an old, still in use, office building. The fountain (pool) was not in service at the time. Otherwise it was very worthwhile.

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Ambler
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is one of the more unique places to visit. You can probably say that you would not this anywhere else, except perhaps other cities may have tried to copy this site. The artist's imagination comes through with each mosaic. The colors, design, & mirror pieces combine to make an overwhelming impression! It is happy & meaningful at the same... More

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Hornell, New York
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

view nice view but wanted to get in. it is behind constitutional hall away from the liberty bell towards the south below constitutional hall so dont be tricked. look for the white stone publishing building steps up through columns, lobby on 6th.i bet it is great inside the doors!

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