Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
He applied what he had learned to Philadelphia. He insisted on a site that was "navigable, high, dry, and healthy." He wanted "uniform" streets with "houses built in a line." He envisioned "gardens, orchards, or fields" around the houses. Penn wanted "a green country town which will never be burnt, and always be wholesome."
Penn's city plan, drawn up by surveyor Thomas Holme included five public squares, the center one for "houses for Publick affairs" and the others as green oases carefully placed throughout the developing city.
Location. 39° 56.856′ N, 75° 9.084′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Walnut and 6th Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in Washington Square on the right heading to the center of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Capital City ( here, next to this marker); A Fashionable Promenade ( here, next to this marker); Washington Square Bicentennial Moon Tree ( here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Many American Soldiers ( here, next to this marker); Welcome to Washington Square ( a few steps from this marker); Sorrow and Joy ( a few steps from this marker); Linked in Memory ( a few steps from this marker). 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. Other Washington Square markers.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.