Born in Philadelphia, Morris J. Rosenthal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1918 with his B.S. in Architecture, receiving a First Medal in the Beaux-Arts competition of 1917. By 1915 he was already working as a draftsman for T. P. Chandler, and after graduation he found employment with Duhring, Okie & Ziegler, with whom he remained for several years. 1928 found him employed as a designer for John T. Windrim, but during the 1930s he established a short-lived partnership with H. C. Hodgens. In 1946 he organized an independent firm, and it is from the 1940s that most of the documentation for his work can be found. In a form completed by Rosenthal in 1946 for the University of Pennsylvania he stated that he specialized in "low cost, privately owned housing."
We appreciate the assistance of J. M. Duffin of the University of Pennsylvania for his additions to this biography.
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