Senior Psychology Student Publishes Book with Local Historical Society

Chestnut Hill College to Hold Book Signing for Student Publication

Release Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009


PHILADELPHIA, PA - Chestnut Hill College will host a book signing for senior Rachel Hildebrandt, co-author of “The Philadelphia Architecture of Horace Trumbauer” (2009, Arcadia Publishing) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Social Room of Fournier Hall. Copies of Ms. Hildebrandt’s book will be available for purchase for $20 at the event.

Architect Horace Trumbauer (1868–1938) was a prominent American architect known for a wide range of residential, commercial, and civic structures that he designed in and around the Philadelphia area. “The Philadelphia Area Architecture of Horace Trumbauer” showcases the architect’s most significant works, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Keswick Theatre, the Widener Building, Whitemarsh Hall, Lynnewood Hall, and Ardrossan.

Rachel Hildebrandt ’09 is a psychology major at Chestnut Hill College with special interests in architecture and history. A Philadelphia native, Ms. Hildebrandt collaborated with the Old York Road Historical Society to study and propagate the history of the communities along and adjacent to Old York Road. She has culled many of the vintage photographs in the book from the society’s collection of images.