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Sister Cities Park

 
 
Sister Cities Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. Sister Cities Park Marker
Inscription.
This portion of Logan Square was dedicated as Sister Cities Plaza in 1976 to recognize Philadelphia’s participation in the global Sister Cities Program, which builds peace, mutual understanding and economic ties through official city-to-city relationships around the world. Philadelphia’s first two sister cities were Florence, Italy and Tel Aviv-Yafa, Israel, named in 1964 and 1966 respectively. Since then, the program has expanded to 7 Sister cities and 3 Partnership cities, the names of which are engraved in the surface of the adjacent fountain, noting distance in miles and kilometers from Philadelphia, which is located in the center. Sister Cities Park and the flags along the Parkway recognize the rich diversity of Philadelphia’s citizens and the city’s historic and continuing roles as a welcoming place for all to visit and love.
 
Location. 39° 57.451′ N, 75° 10.158′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from North 18th Street near Sister Cities Park, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archeology (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope John Paul II
Insert - Dedication ceremonies, 1976 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
2. Insert - Dedication ceremonies, 1976
(within shouting distance of this marker); General Tadeusz Kosciuszko (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kopernik (about 300 feet away); The Heart of the Parkway (about 300 feet away); Swann Memorial Fountain (about 400 feet away); Meriwether Lewis (about 500 feet away); US Sanitary Commission Great Central Fair (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Insert - Dedication ceremonies, 1976 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
3. Insert - Dedication ceremonies, 1976
Insert - Pope John Paul II's Mass image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
4. Insert - Pope John Paul II's Mass
Sister Cities Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
5. Sister Cities Fountain
Some of the sister cities engravings are visible.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 13, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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