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An Architectural Landmark

The KTA campus’s main building, built in 1897, was designed by native Philadelphian, Horace Trumbauer (1868-1938). Trumbauer, a prominent architect of the late nineteenth-century “Gilded Age,” was well known for the sprawling residential manors he designed for exclusive, private clients. His trademark architecture also graces landmark buildings throughout the Northeastern United States, including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Free Library, The Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania, and Widener Library at Harvard University.