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The Philadelphia Zoo

 
 
The Philadelphia Zoo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 30, 2012
1. The Philadelphia Zoo Marker
Chartered in 1859 as the Philadelphia Zoological Garden, the Philadelphia Zoo first opened on July 1, 1874.
Inscription.
“America’s First Zoo.”
Chartered 1859 as the Zoological Society of Philadelphia. A wildlife refuge and a zoological garden, the zoo has long been committed to fulfilling its public mission: conservation, research, education, recreation.

 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.489′ N, 75° 11.742′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Zoological Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Solitude (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Solitude (approx. 0.2 miles away); John W. Coltrane (approx. half a mile away); Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fairmount Water Works (approx. 0.7 miles away); First African Presbyterian Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Fairmount Dam (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  About America’s First Zoo.
The Philadelphia Zoo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 30, 2012
2. The Philadelphia Zoo Marker
Philadelphia Zoo website. (Submitted on October 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. AnimalsEducation
 
The Philadelphia Zoo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 30, 2012
3. The Philadelphia Zoo Marker
The Philadelphia Zoo Main Gate image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
4. The Philadelphia Zoo Main Gate
A gatehouse image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
5. A gatehouse
The gatehouse wayside image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
6. The gatehouse wayside
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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