Artist: Walter Antrim (1891-1972)
Antrim earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania as a member of the Class of 1915. As an undergraduate, Antrim was active in the Mask and Wig Club. His ties to the University continued after graduation. From 1920 until 1929, Antrim was a design critic for the Architecture School, and during the academic year of 1929-1930, he was an instructor in Architectural Design. In 1940 he was appointed the Director of the Philadelphia Department of Architecture.
Before joining the Navy to fight in World War I, he worked first for an architecture firm before opening his own firm in partnership with J.L. Conarroe. After returning from the war, he worked as an architect in a number of different architectural firms. It is interesting to note that, after he did the design of the Christian Association building on this cup, Antrim in 1944 entered into an architectural partnership with Walter Horstmann Thomas, one of the architects of the building.
Antrim was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the T-Square Club. He died in Philadelphia in 1972.
Subject: The Christian Association
Architects: Thomas, Martin, and Kirkpatrick