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

Washington Monument

1897

 

—Rudolf Siemering (1835 - 1905) —

 
Washington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, June 19, 2013
1. Washington Monument Marker
Inscription. This bronze monument portrays the nation's first president, George Washington, in his role as commander in chief during the Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783). The allegorical figures on the pedestal represent Washington's era in American history. The groups arranged around the lower level show Native American people as well as animals and plants of the period.

The monument was donated to the City of Philadelphia by the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, a group of descendants of Revolutionary War officers.
 
Erected by State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 57.86′ N, 75° 10.74′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Spring Garden Street. Touch for map. In front of Philadelphia Museum of Art. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Julian Francis Abele (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paths & Pavilions (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (approx. ¼ mile away); Fairmount Dam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eastern State Penitentiary

Washington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, August 29, 2014
2. Washington Monument Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Fairmount Water Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frank N. Piasecki (approx. half a mile away); Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Washington Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, June 19, 2013
3. Washington Monument Marker
<i>Washington Monument, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Souvenir Post Card Co., circa 1909
4. Washington Monument, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pa.
 
 
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