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

John Christian Bullitt

 
 
John Christian Bullitt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. John Christian Bullitt Marker
Inscription.
An attorney and civic leader, John Christian Bullitt drafted the “Bullitt Bill” on 1885, a government-reform measure that became Philadelphia’s City Charter two years later. He also erected the city’s first modern office building, which was eventually taken down to make way for Independence National Historic park.

This bronze was commissioned by the citizens of Philadelphia in 1902. Sculptor John J. Boyle, from an immigrant Irish family of stonecutters, spent most of his career in Philadelphia and New York. His other sculptures include Stone Age in America on Kelly Drive and Benjamin Franklin at the University of Pennsylvania.

 
Location. 39° 57.17′ N, 75° 9.861′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on N. 15th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General George McClellan/Major General John Fulton Reynolds (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Milne Calder (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); German Tricentennial Anniversary

"John Christian Bullitt" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
2. "John Christian Bullitt"
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Welsh Society (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthias William Baldwin (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Sector Collective Bargaining (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. One of the many markers placed on or about Philadelphia City Hall.
 
Categories. Politics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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