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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Franklin Square Fountain

 
 
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1. Franklin Square Marker
Franklin Square Marker is located next to The Franklin Square Fountain (est. in 1838) which is the oldest fountain in America.
Inscription.  One of Philadelphia's Original Squares Planned For William Penn 1682. Placed On The National Register of Historic Places. Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service United States Department Of The Interior. On The Occasion Of The Tricentennial Of The City Of Philadelphia 1982. William J. Green. Mayor. Property of the Commissioners of Fairmount Park
 
Erected by Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service United States Department Of The Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 39° 57.328′ N, 75° 9.02′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Located next to The Franklin Square Fountain (est. in 1838) which is America's oldest fountain. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 N 6th 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. Historic Burial Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Francis Hopkinson (Philadelphia Home) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ralph Modjeski (about 300 feet away);
Franklin Square Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino
2. Franklin Square Fountain Marker
Oldest fountain in America. Located in Franklin Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Pennsylvania Hall (about 500 feet away); First United States Mint (approx. 0.2 miles away); First African Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whispering Bells (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Barrymores (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Home to the oldest fountain in America. The Franklin Square Fountain (est. in 1838) is located in Philadelphia, PA. It was established a year following Philadelphia City Council's resolution calling for a fountain of “grand dimensions.” It is the oldest refurbished and functioning public water fountain in the United States, and is the longest-surviving fountain in William Penn’s original five squares. In 2006, Historic Philadelphia, Inc. restored the fountain for the first time in 30 years, renovating the vintage marble and surrounding wrought iron fence. To this day, the historic fountain is a highlight of the Franklin Square experience alongside the modern attractions, special events, and public green space. The fountain has been the centerpiece of the public park for 180 years. While the city and
Franklin Square Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino, September 13, 2020
3. Franklin Square Fountain Marker
History of the fountain
surrounding neighborhoods have changed and developed, the signature fountain hearkens back to the 19th century and remains a favorite gathering place in Philadelphia. The official address is 200 North 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino of Long Beach, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. The oldest water fountain in America.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2020, by HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino of Long Beach, New York. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2020, by HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino of Long Beach, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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