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The City Plan of Philadelphia

 
 
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By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
1. The City Plan of Philadelphia Marker
Inscription.
Planned
1682
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
The City Plan of Philadelphia
Surveyor General Thomas Holme, Governor William Penn & others Planned the open Public Squares and Rational Street Layout that we enjoy today. These original features have inspired City engineers for 300 years.

 
Erected 1997 by American Society of Civil Engineers – Fairmont Park Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.454′ N, 75° 10.288′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Race Street on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in Logan Square. 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. Meriwether Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Aero Memorial Pillar (within shouting distance of this marker); All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Tadeusz Kosciuszko
The City Plan of Philadelphia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
2. The City Plan of Philadelphia Marker
(about 700 feet away); Central Library (about 700 feet away); Frank N. Piasecki (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin Locomotive Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civilian Public Service (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Holme - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraGovernmentNotable PersonsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
The City Plan of Philadelphia image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
3. The City Plan of Philadelphia
Philadelphia map by Thomas Holmes - 1687 image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Holmes Map of 1687
4. Philadelphia map by Thomas Holmes - 1687
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 27, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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