Hetzel, Henry W., b. 1872 d. 1951
Educator, Furniture designer
Active in Pa.,
Collection size: 6 items (on 1 microfilm reel)
Collection Summary: Photographs of Hetzel dressed in a "Single Tax" uniform and in his workshop, two exterior views of the Hetzel house at Rose Valley designed by William Price, and an exterior and an interior view of the Hetzel home affixed to one cardboard mount.
Biographical/Historical Note: Henry W. Hetzel (1872-1951) was an educator and craftsman from Philadelphia and Rose Valley, Pa. Hetzel was among the earliest residents of Rose Valley, an experimental utopian arts and crafts community. William Price gave Hetzel the architectural plan for a home as a wedding present. Hetzel and his wife, Mary McKinsty, built the house in 1902 or 1903. Hetzel taught mechanical drawing in Philadelphia schools, using the shop at Rose Valley in his spare time to build furniture. Hetzel, who was committed to the single tax movement, later moved to Arden, Del.
Donated by Miriam Hetzel Donovan, Henry Hetzel's daughter. Microfilmed 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
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