Smith Memorial Playhouse

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The building was designed solely as a play space for children by one of Philadelphia’s most prominent late 19th century architects, James H. Windrim. The open layout of the 24,000 square foot three story brick and masonry structure features floor to ceiling windows, porches and room upon room with a variety of play opportunities for children.

Superior engineers designed a system scaffold that would allow the $7 million renovations to take place while the building and grounds remained open for business. Superior’s task was to allow workers access to the playhouse roof, exterior walls, cornice and windows, as well as the terrace and interior walls.