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Philadelphia Flower Show

 
 
Philadelphia Flower Show Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
1. Philadelphia Flower Show Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1829, the Pa. Horticultural Society hosted its first flower show, the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event. Here the American public was introduced to the poinsettia and the chrysanthemum. It remains one of the top such events in the world.
 
Erected 2018 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 39° 56.976′ N, 75° 9.186′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Chestnut Street east of South 8th Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the sidewalk, directly in front of the historic Union Trust Bank Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 717 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Bogle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Siegmund Lubin (about 400 feet
Philadelphia Flower Show Marker<br>(<i>tall view • looking east along Chestnut Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
2. Philadelphia Flower Show Marker
(tall view • looking east along Chestnut Street)
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away); Robert Cornelius (about 400 feet away); The Graff House (about 500 feet away); Declaration House (about 500 feet away); "…it was intended to be an expression of the American mind…" (about 500 feet away); The First Bible in English (about 600 feet away); Pennsylvania Bible Society (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  The Philadelphia Flower Show. Started in 1829 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the show introduces diverse and sustainable plant varieties and garden and design concepts. In addition to the major garden displays, the Flower Show hosts world-renowned competitions in horticulture and artistic floral arranging, gardening presentations and demonstrations, special events, and the citywide Bloom Philly pre-Show celebration. The Philadelphia Flower Show has been honored as the best event in the world by the International Festivals & Events Association. (Submitted on June 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Jul. 26, 2021