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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Philadelphia County, PA (1465) Bucks County, PA (254) Delaware County, PA (257) Montgomery County, PA (258) Burlington County, NJ (325) Camden County, NJ (115) Gloucester County, NJ (55)  PhiladelphiaCounty(1465) Philadelphia County (1465)  BucksCounty(254) Bucks County (254)  DelawareCounty(257) Delaware County (257)  MontgomeryCounty(258) Montgomery County (258)  BurlingtonCountyNew Jersey(325) Burlington County (325)  CamdenCounty(115) Camden County (115)  GloucesterCounty(55) Gloucester County (55)
Philadelphia is the county seat for Philadelphia County
Adjacent to Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
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      Delaware County (257)  
      Montgomery County (258)  
      Burlington County, New Jersey (325)  
      Camden County, New Jersey (115)  
      Gloucester County, New Jersey (55)  
 
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1Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — "The Italian Market"
On South 9th Street.
By 1915 a second generation of Italian Americans organized a business association due to competing nearby markets. The Association's officers' ancestries hailed from central and southern Italy, and eastern Sicily; other members also were Americans . . . Map (db m81641) HM
2Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Bardascino Park
On South 10th Street at Carpenter Street, on the right when traveling south on South 10th Street.
The site of Bardascino Park was occupied by a house and surrounding gardens until 1891, when the Hebrew Education Society purchased the land to build a community center for the area's growing Jewish population. The house was demolished and . . . Map (db m191619) HM
3Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Christian Street Hospital
On Christian Street at South Hutchinson Street, on the right when traveling east on Christian Street.
First Civil War U.S. Army Hospital, founded May, 1861. Here Drs. Mitchell, Keen, Morehouse, and others used electric current, drugs, and other experiments in pioneering treatment of nerve and related disorders. Closed 1865.Map (db m81655) HM
4Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Eddie Lang
On South 7th Street just south of Fitzwater Street.
"Father of Jazz Guitar." He was born Salvatore Massaro in 1902 and lived in this area as a boy. An accomplished soloist, Lang worked with Joe Venuti, Paul Whiteman, the Dorseys, and others. He was Bing Crosby's accompanist when death cut short . . . Map (db m81623) HM
5Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Engine Company No. 11
On South Street.
One of 22 fire companies established under the Philadelphia Fire Department in 1871. In 1919, it became a segregated African American unit whose members distinguished themselves through professional service. Desegregated in 1952.Map (db m82993) HM
6Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Frances E.W. Harper(1825-1911)
On Bainbridge Street.
An author, lecturer, and social activist. Harper lived here and devoted her life to championing the rights of slaves and free Blacks. She advocated education as a way of advancement for Black Americans.Map (db m81656) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Frank Gasparro(1909-2001)
On Carpenter Street.
Designer of the reverse side of the Lincoln Penny and, with Gilroy Roberts, the Kennedy half-dollar. Born and educated in classical art in Philadelphia, Gasparro was first employed as a junior engraver by the U.S. Mint in 1942. By 1965 he was . . . Map (db m81640) HM
8Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Giannini Family
On Christian Street.
Acclaimed operatic family. Father, tenor Ferruccio (1868-1948), sung on first disc, 1896. Daughter Dusolina (1900-86) was a Metropolitan Opera soprano. Son Vittoria (1903-66) was a composer & taught at Curtis Institute an Juilliard. Resided here.Map (db m81637) HM
9Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Henry L. Phillips(1847-1935)
On S. 8th Street.
Baptized a Catholic, reared a Moravian, and ordained an Episcopal priest, Phillips transformed the Church of the Crucifixion into a Black cultural center, known for its social outreach. He was a founder, American Negro Historical Society.Map (db m81618) HM
10Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — House of Industry
On Catherine Street.
Founded 1846, this was Pennsylvania's first such institution. Irish Catholics, other immigrants, & native-born were its constituency. Services to the needy included training programs for persons seeking work, designed to encourage their ultimate . . . Map (db m81624) HM
11Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Institute For Colored Youth
On Bainridge Street.
Begun as a farm school. In 1852 it became one of the first schools to train Blacks for skilled jobs. It gained recognition here under Fanny J. Coppin, principal, 1869-1902. Relocated, it later became Cheyney University.Map (db m81617) HM
12Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Joe Venuti(1903-1978)
On 8th Street north of Fitzwater Street.
"Father of Jazz Violin." Classically trained as a child, Venuti went to grade school here. He introduced new string techniques; worked with his close friend, guitarist Eddie Lang, 1921-33. Led own band, 1935-43; was on screen & radio. Major comeback . . . Map (db m81620) HM
13Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Mario Lanza(1921-1959)
On Christian Street.
The beloved tenor was born here as Alfredo Cocozza. Here as a boy he learned the arias of many operas. Became a radio, concert, record artist. After signing with M-G-M in 1947, he made seven films; had the title role in "The Great Caruso," in 1951.Map (db m81639) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Robert Mara Adger(1837-1910)
On South Street.
Businessman, activist, bibliophile lived here. Director, Philadelphia Building & Loan Assn., pioneering Black firm. Amassed and donated a major collection of rare book, pamphlets on Blacks, antislavery. Founded Afro-American Historical Society.Map (db m81657) HM
15Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
On Catherine Street.
Founded in 1898 as the Graphic Sketch Club; oldest free community art school in the United States. Nearly 5,000 students study art here annually. Alumni include Frank Gasparro, former chief engraver for U.S. Mint, and Louis Kahn, renowned architect.Map (db m81627) HM
16Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — South 9th Street Curb Market
On 9th Street at Christian Street on 9th Street.
One of several curb markets established in the early 20th century to counter high prices and food shortages despite anti-immigrant sentiments and criticisms regarding sanitary conditions and traffic congestion. Neighborhood businesses offered fresh . . . Map (db m81654) HM
17Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Parish
On Montrose Street.
Founded in 1852 as the first Italian national parish in the U.S. by St. John N. Neumann, Bishop of Philadelphia. New churches were dedicated here, 1854 and 1891. The Delaware Valley's largest Italian community became centered in this neighborhood.Map (db m81643) HM
18Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Blue Bell Hill — Connie Mack(1862-1956)
On Cliveden Street.
"Grand Old Man of Baseball." He started as a catcher in New England, 1883. As manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, 1901-1950 -- a record fifty years -- he led the team to nine American League pennants, 1902-31, & five World Series championships, . . . Map (db m82044) HM
19Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Blue Bell Hill — Dr. Mary Davis Ridgway(1823-1927)
On Wissahickon Avenue, 0.1 miles south of West Walnut Lane, on the right when traveling south.
A leader in the women's rights movement and a homeopathic physician and surgeon. She was founder of Providence General Hospital (chartered 1913), the principal officers of which were women. From 1914 to 1917 it served the community from nearby . . . Map (db m71356) HM
20Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bustleton — Busleton FieldFirst US Air Mail Delivery — May 15, 1918 —
On Haldeman Avenue at Red Lion Road (Pennsylvania Route 63), on the right when traveling east on Haldeman Avenue.
The first regularly scheduled US Post Office Air Mail delivery took place here, mid-point of the New York-Philadelphia-Washington Air Mail Route. On May 15, 1918, US Army Lt Torrey Webb, in a Curtiss "Jenny" biplane, left New York at 11:45 am, . . . Map (db m132153) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bustleton — Pennepack Baptist Church
On Krewstown Road.
It was founded in 1688 by Welsh and English Baptists led by Rev. Elias Keach who sought the religious freedom of William Penn's colony. It was the first permanent Baptist church in Pa. and mother church of Baptist congregations in the mid-Atlantic . . . Map (db m82929) HM
22Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bustleton — Pennepack Baptist Church
In the latter half of the seventeenth century, Baptists from England and Wales settled in the County of Philadelphia. Their gathering as baptized believers led to the formation of the Pennepack Baptist Church. In 1686, Elias Keach, son of the famed . . . Map (db m82931) HM
23Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — "Government of the People."
On North Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 611) at John F. Kennedy Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 611), on the right when traveling south on North Broad Street.
Erected in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776 - July 4, 1976 by the City of Philadelphia and the Fairmount Park Art Association Dedication Symbolizing . . . Map (db m214207) HM WM
24Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Monument to Six Million Jewish MartyrsNathan Rapoport
On Arch Street at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the right when traveling west on Arch Street.
Nathan Rapoport (1911-1987) began his career in Poland, where he won a scholarship to study art in France and Italy. When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, Rapoport, who was Jewish, fled to Russian controlled territory, where he worked briefly in . . . Map (db m192763) HM
25Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 16th between JFK & ArchOn this block in 1931
On North 16th Street just north of John F Kennedy Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 3), on the right when traveling north.
Originally called Broad Street Suburban Station, the large underground rail station running from 15th to 16th Streets opened up to the public on September 28, 1930. The 20-story office building above the station. One Penn Center, designed by . . . Map (db m191905) HM
26Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 1914-1918 Tribute Trees
Near Benjamin Franklin Parkway near Logan Square, in the median.
The trees along this parkway have been planted as a tribute of honor and gratitude to the men who served their country in the Great War Higher public spirit Better social order Civic ClubMap (db m106925) HM WM
27Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — A Grand Cultural Boulevard
Near Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
The architect who drafted the Parkway plan in 1897 envisioned a grand boulevard like the Champs-Elysses in Paris and those of the 1893 Chicago’s World Fair in Chicago. Here, a constellation of art schools and museums would become the city’s . . . Map (db m106618) HM
28Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — A Grand Plan / Parkway Museums District
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway at North 17th Street, on the right when traveling east on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
A Grand Plan 1871 The Parkway, envisioned as an avenue to connect Center City to Fairmount Park, was first suggested in 1871. Over the next five decades, numerous plans were proposed, with various mixtures of commercial and public . . . Map (db m212744) HM
29Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — A Home For Art
On Art Museum Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Most of the early 20th century plans for the Parkway included two major art museums, each with its own art school. The architects dreamed of students learning to create works of art next door to grand museums devoted to showing great works of . . . Map (db m106572) HM
30Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — A Home for ArtParkway Museums District
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway at North 22nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Most of the early 20th century plans for the Parkway included two major art museums, each with its own art school. The architects dreamed of students learning to create works of art next door to grand museums devoted to showing great works . . . Map (db m146371) HM
31Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — A Revolutionary River
On Schuylkill River Trail north of Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 3), on the right when traveling south.
In 1776, the Continental (American) Army built a floating bridge at Middle Ferry (later Market Street) so they would have an easy way to escape the city if the British invaded. Shortly after American troops left Philadelphia for Wilmington . . . Map (db m203794) HM
32Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Aero Memorial1948 — Paul Manship (1885-1966) —
On N 20th Street south of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the right.
Shaped like a celestial sphere, this gilded bronze sculpture is dedicated to Pennsylvania aviators who died in World War I. The outer structure suggests as astronomical instrument, and the figures illustrate signs of the zodiac. Sculptor Paul . . . Map (db m106807) HM WM
33Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Aero Memorial PillarAviator Park — Memorial to the aviators of Pennsylvania killed in action —
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the left when traveling east.
Aero Memorial World War I 1917–1918Map (db m51069) HM
34Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 20th Street, on the right when traveling east on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
(Front Inscription): Erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in honor of her Colored Soldiers. (Back Inscription):To commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of all Colored Soldiers who served in the various wars engaged in by the . . . Map (db m8411) HM
35Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 12 — All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors1934 — J. Otto Schweizer (1863-1955)
On North 20th Street at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the left when traveling south on North 20th Street.
A torch of life, flanked by four American eagles, crowns this bronze and granite monument to Black Soldiers and Sailors who served and died in America's wards. Between the soldiers and sailors stands a figure of Justice. On the back of the . . . Map (db m194408) HM
36Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — American Friends Service Committee
On Cherry Street.
Founded in Philadelphia in 1917, the AFSC has given practical expression to the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Its worldwide humanitarian work has reflected a commitment to nonviolence & justice. Co-recipient, Nobel Peace . . . Map (db m83475) HM
37Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 63/64 — AMOR1998 (Installed 2016) — Robert Indiana (1928 - 2018) —
On North 18th Street at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the left when traveling north on North 18th Street.
AMOR means "love" in both Spanish and Latin, as translated in this painted aluminum sculpture. Described as a one-sentence poem, Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE image appears throughout the world, including his LOVE sculpture in nearby JFK . . . Map (db m212736) HM
38Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — An Evolving Parkway / Parkway Museums District
On Eakins Oval at Spring Garden Street, on the left when traveling west on Eakins Oval.
An Evolving Parkway 1965 Part of this area—Eakins Oval—was once a smaller traffic circle called Fairmount Plaza, constructed in 1918. The Parkway planners left space for two proposed art school buildings that would frame the view of the . . . Map (db m212670) HM
39Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Anna E. Dickinson
On North Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 611) at Cuthbert Street, on the right when traveling north on North Broad Street.
Anna. E. Dickinson. 1842-1932. Nationally renowned orator, writer, and advocate for women's rights, abolition of slavery, and labor and prison reform, she was the first woman to address Congress, a speech attended by President Lincoln. A . . . Map (db m207566) HM
40Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Archeology / Great Central Sanitary FairParkway Museums District
Near North 18th Street near Sister Cities Park, in the median.
Archeology 2010 In 2010, archeologists excavated this eastern portion of Logan Square, now called Sister Cities Park, in preparation for its renovation. In doing so, approximately 60 remnants of graves were uncovered, thought to be . . . Map (db m106928) HM
41Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Architectural Fragment
Near Benjamin Franklin Parkway just west of North 22nd Street, on the right when traveling west.
This architectural fragment is a reproduction of parts of the old Chateau d'Issy re-erected by Auguste Rodin at Meudon France near the studio where most of his work was doneMap (db m194364) HM
42Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Baldwin Locomotive Works
On North 19th Street at Hamilton Street on North 19th Street.
For years the nation’s leading locomotive manufacturer, it exported products worldwide. Established here by Matthias Baldwin in 1835, it was an early example of integrated industrial organization, employing more than 15,000 workers. Its 39 buildings . . . Map (db m82520) HM
43Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Bearing Witness / Human Equality
On Arch Street west of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the right when traveling west.
Bearing Witness Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, wrote to General George Marshall of his trip to Ohrdruf Concentration Camp on April 12, 1945:
"The things I saw beggar . . . Map (db m192758) HM
44Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Black Student Walkouts
On Winter Street just west of North 21st Street, on the right when traveling east.
On Nov. 17, 1967, thousands of middle and high school students organized a citywide walkout to the former Board of Education Building here and were met with police violence. It was one of the largest and earliest youth-led demonstrations in the . . . Map (db m194975) HM
45Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Central Library
On Vine Street.
Opened on June 2, 1927, the Central Library was designed in the Beaux Arts style by Horace Trumbauer & Julian Francis Abele. It was built to serve as the main building of the Free Library of Philadelphia, chartered in 1891.Map (db m82524) HM
46Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Christopher Columbus1492 - 1992 — Cinquecento Anniversary —
On South Christopher Columbus Boulevard near Dock Street, on the right when traveling north.
Charismatic Leader • Navigator Explorer • Visionary • Naturalist Mathematician • Cartographer Columbus, intrepid navitagor, with a sense of the sea unparalleled before or after him. A native son of Genoa, he became through his . . . Map (db m192861) HM
47Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway west of North 20th Street, on the right when traveling west.
One country One constitution One destiny Each for himself gathered up the cherished purposes of life its aims and ambitions its dearest affections and flung all with life itself into the scale of battle Donelson The Peninsula . . . Map (db m194370) WM
48Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — I4 — Civil War Soldiers And Sailors Memorial1927 — Hermon Atkins MacNeill (1866-1947) —
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway west of North 20th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Designed as a formal gateway to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, these 40-foot pylons of Tennessee marble commemorate military men of the Civil War. The figures at the base of the north column portray soldiers, and the group of the south column . . . Map (db m106561) HM
49Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Civilian Public Service
On Cherry Street.
During World War II, some 12,000 men who were classified as conscientious objectors to war -- about fifteen percent of them from Pennsylvania -- served in non-military occupations across the United States. Under the leadership of Mennonite, Quaker, . . . Map (db m81958) HM
50Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 1 — Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803)First Flag Office of the United States Navy
On S Columbus Blvd at Dock Street, on the right when traveling north on S Columbus Blvd.
Following the creation of the US Navy in 1794 under President Washington, Barry was appointed first commissioned officer and secretary. He oversaw construction of the nation's first fleet. He won numerous naval victories during the American . . . Map (db m77081) HM
51Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Connecting People to NatureParkway Museums District
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway at North 19th Street on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
When Philadelphia's natural history museum opened in 1828, the mysteries of nature, from fossils to beetles, were revealed to the public, organized and labeled in Latin and Greek. The collections expanded so rapidly, the Academy outgrew its . . . Map (db m194411) HM
52Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Creating the Greenway
On Schuylkill River Trail, 0.1 miles south of Walnut Street.
To create an environment in which plants can thrive, the top two feet of soil was removed and fabric put down to form a barrier between the original soil and new clean fill. A layer of topsoil and grass was added to protect the surface from . . . Map (db m192694) HM
53Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Cruiser Olympia - Submarine Becuna — Independence Seaport Museum —
Olympia Cruiser Olympia, launched in 1892, is the oldest steel warship afloat today. Olympia is best known as Commodore George Dewey’s flagship in the Battle of Manila Bay, Philippine Islands during the 1898 Spanish . . . Map (db m19242) HM
54Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Death Camps / American Democracy
On Arch Street just west of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the right when traveling west.
Death Camps In its first years, the Nazi regime "Aryanized" Jewish property, forcibly transferring it to non-Jewish ownership. In later years, authorities seized Jewish property at will throughout Germany's occupied territories. . . . Map (db m192755) HM
55Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Diego de Gardoqui
Near North 18th Street just south of Vine Street, on the left when traveling north.
Envoy of the King of Spain to the U.S.A. Presented by His Majesty Don Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, to the City of Philadelphia in commemoration of the Bicentennial Era of the United States.Map (db m212729) WM
56Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 38 — Don Diego de Gardoqui / Thomas FitzSimons
Near North 18th Street just south of Vine Street, on the left when traveling north.
Don Diego de Guardoqui c. 1977 Luis Antonio Sanguino (1934 - ) Scion of a wealthy Basque business family, Gardoqui served as a financial intermediary during the Revolutionary War, helping bring fund and arms from . . . Map (db m212728) HM
57Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Edmund N. Bacon(1910-2005)
On North 15th Street at John F. Kennedy Blvd on North 15th Street.
Internationally known urban planner, his design concepts shaped Philadelphia's city landscape. As city planning director, 1949 to 1970, his legacy includes Penn Center, Market East, Society Hill, the Far Northeast, Yorktown, and LOVE Park here.Map (db m83488) HM
58Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Edward Drinker Cope
On Pine Street.
Internationally renowned vertebrate paleontologist and zoologist, Cope lived and worked here in his later years. He wrote many scientific papers describing hundreds of fossils & living animals and is famous for his long-standing feud with O.C. Marsh . . . Map (db m82812) HM
59Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Edwin H. Fitler1825 - 1896 — Fitler Square —
On South 24th Street at Pine Street, on the right when traveling north on South 24th Street.
Mayor of Philadelphia 1887 - 1891 A respected businessman and tireless civic leader, Fitler Square was named in his honor October 13, 1896.Map (db m212825) HM
60Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Exiles for Conscience Sake
On Walnut Street Promenade at South Columbus Boulevard on Walnut Street Promenade.
To the memory of the followers of Caspar von Schwenckfeld who fled from Silesia and found in Pennsylvania a haven of religious toleration They landed near this spot 1731-37 Erected by the Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles . . . Map (db m34781) HM
61Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Francisco de Miranda1977 — Lorenzo Gonzalez
On Winter Street, on the right when traveling east. Reported permanently removed.
Even on a windless day the cape swirls around this hero of three revolutionary wars. As a young man, Francisco de Miranda (1750-1816) commanded Spanish forces in support of the American Revolution. Later the native Venezuelan led troops in the . . . Map (db m106566) HM
62Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Francisco de MirandaCaracas, Venezuela - Cadiz, La Carraca Prison — 1750 - 1816 —
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Winter Street, on the right when traveling east on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Great soldier of freedom who participated in the three greatest political upheavals of his time: the struggle for Independence in the United States, the French Revolution and the emancipation of Latin America.
"There is in . . . Map (db m212651) WM
63Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Frank N. Piasecki(1919-2008)
On Callowhill Street.
Aviation pioneer Piasecki developed and flew the 2nd helicopter in the US and the world’s 1st tandem rotor helicopter, initiating the 1st practical use of rotorcraft in the 1940s. His original company, started here, now a division of Boeing, is a . . . Map (db m82522) HM
64Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Freedom of Religion / Nuremberg Laws
On Arch Street west of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the right when traveling west.
Freedom of Religion The First Amendment of the Constitution forbids Congress from promoting one religion over others and from restricting an individual's religious practices. Freedom of Religion has become, in practice, Freedom . . . Map (db m192749) HM
65Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Friends Select School1833 — Parkway Museums District —
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway at North 17th Street, on the right when traveling west on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Friends Select School provides a strong, academic education to elementary and secondary school-aged children. Overseen by two Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the school traces its roots to the founding of the nation’s . . . Map (db m107000) HM
66Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — From Trash to Treasure
On Schuylkill River Trail, 0.1 miles south of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Sewers coming from all over the city emptied into the Schuylkill below the Fairmount Dam. By 1913, there was not enough water in the river to carry away the large amounts of sewage and trash, so it rotted in place. The resulting stench made life . . . Map (db m192685) HM
67Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — General Galusha Pennypacker Memorial
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Vine Street, on the right when traveling west on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Galusha Pennypacker Brevet Major General United States Army ★ 1842 - 1916 ★Map (db m212726) WM
68Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 9 — General Galusha Pennypacker Memorial1934 — Albert Laessle (1877 - 1954), Charles Graffley (1862 - 1929), initial concept
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Vine Street, on the right when traveling west on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
At age 16 Galusha Pennypacker joined the Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War. Promoted rapidly, he became a general before age 21—the youngest general in the U.S. military. He died in Philadelphia in 1916. A memorial committee, along . . . Map (db m212725) HM
69Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — General Tadeusz KościuszkoHero of Poland and the United States of America
On Race Street/Ben Franklin Parkway at North 18th Street, on the right when traveling east on Race Street/Ben Franklin Parkway.
From the people of Poland to the people of the United States. Commemorating 200 years of American Independence. [Polish:] Dar narodo Polskiego dla Narodu Amerykanskiego upamietniajacy 200-lecie Niepodleglosci . . . Map (db m68370) WM
70Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 5 — General Tadeusz Kościuszko1977 — Marian Konieczny (1930 - 2017)
On North 18th Street at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the right when traveling south on North 18th Street.
Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Kościuszko came from Poland to fight in America's Revolutionary War. His brilliant work as a military engineer proved crucial to American victory. Later he served heroically in his own country's struggle for independence. . . . Map (db m212739) HM
71Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Girl Scout Cookies
On Arch Street.
On November 11, 1932, Girl Scouts baked & sold cookies for the first time in the windows of the Philadelphia Gas & Electric Co. here. This endeavor soon became a Philadelphia tradition. In 1936 the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A adopted the annual cookie . . . Map (db m81968) HM
72Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Glomar Explorer
On South Columbia Boulevard at Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on South Columbia Boulevard.
In a covert CIA plan named the Jennifer Project, this ship was built at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Chester, in the early 1970s and played a key role in US Cold War espionage. Its mission was to obtain intelligence by recovering a sunken . . . Map (db m34483) HM
73Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 116 — Government Of The People1976 — Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973) —
On North Broad Street north of John F. Kennedy Boulevard.
Human figures spiral upward in Jacques Lipchitz’s tribute to democracy. A family at the bottom represents the wellspring of life. At the top, a man and woman raise a shape symbolizing the banner of Philadelphia. Overall, the interweaving forms . . . Map (db m107110) HM
74Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Green Building at Friends Center
On Cherry Street.
The sustainable renovation of Friends Center is an expression of Quakers’ commitment to a responsible relationship with the earth and all of its inhabitants. The meetinghouse and office buildings were modified to reduced energy consumption, protect . . . Map (db m83477) HM
75Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Green Spaces, Fresh AirParkway Museums District
On North 16th Street at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on North 16th Street.
In 1918, the Fairmount Park Commission hired Jacques Greber to create a landscape plan for the newly opened parkway. Greber set out to bring a slice of the park into the heart of the city, Where earlier plans had shown a street lined with . . . Map (db m107048) HM
76Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Green Spaces, Fresh Air1919 — Parkway Museums District —
On North 22nd Street at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the right when traveling west on North 22nd Street.
In 1918, the Fairmount Park Commission hired Jacques Gréber to create a landscape plan for the newly opened Parkway. Gréber set out to bring a slice of the park into the heart of the city. Where earlier plans had shown a street lined with . . . Map (db m194361) HM
77Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Historic Site in Journalism[Richard Harding Davis]
On South 21nd Street at Latimer Street, on the right when traveling south on South 21nd Street.
Richard Harding Davis (1864 - 1916), the most famous war correspondent of his time, grew to manhood in this home. He was celebrated and emulated for his adventurous manner and vivid reportage from the battlefields of six wars in the late 19th and . . . Map (db m146384) HM
78Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — In Loving Memory of Sam Wasserman
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Arch Street, on the left when traveling west on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Samuel "Sam" Wasserman was captured by the Nazis in 1942 and taken to the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland. His wife and two young children were executed immediately upon arrival, and Sam himself was forced into daily labor. Eventually, . . . Map (db m192767) HM
79Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Industryalong the Schuylkill
On Schuylkill River Trail south of Locust Street, on the right when traveling north.
This area once hummed with the activity of cotton mills, lumber and stone yards and warehouses filled with coal and ice. In 1867, one civic booster wrote that the banks of Schuylkill were "…the best site in America for large manufactories." . . . Map (db m212802) HM
80Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Inquirer Building
On North Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 611) just north of Callowhill Street, on the right when traveling south.
Home of The Philadelphia Inquirer Rankin, Kellogg & Crane Architects Roydhouse, Arey Co. Builders 1925Map (db m192994) HM
81Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — James Anderson
On Callowhill Street east of North 12th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Program Administrator of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition Political Science Major Peace Price Nominee Seventy billion dollars spent annually on corrections 70 billion 5% of the world's population 25 % . . . Map (db m214201) HM
82Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 7 — Jesus Breaking Bread1976 — Walter Erlebacher (1933 - 1991)
On Race Street at North 18th Street, on the left when traveling east on Race Street.
The bronze, life-sized Jesus holds out the halves of a loaf of bread, symbolizing Holy Communion. The sculptor purposely designed this welcoming figure to be placed near ground level. The work was commissioned by the 41st International . . . Map (db m212737) HM
83Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Jewish National Fund Council of Philadelphia
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway at North 22nd Street, on the left when traveling west on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Commemorating Israel's 30th anniversary planted 30 trees on this site June 21, 1978.Map (db m212669) HM
84Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 6 — Kopernik1972 — Dudley Talcott (1899-1986) —
On Race Street at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the right when traveling west on Race Street.
Polish astronomer Mikolaj Kopernik, known to English speakers as Nikolaus Copernicus, was the first to propose the earth revolves around the sun. In the 1500’s when the earth was thought to be the center of the universe, this was a revolutionary . . . Map (db m107045) HM
85Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Liberation / The Master Race
On Arch Street west of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the right when traveling west.
Liberation Leon Bass was born and raised in Philadelphia, the birthplace of America's Constitutional Democracy, and later became the principal of Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin High School. He was a young African-American soldier . . . Map (db m192756) HM
86Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Linking Philadelphia to the West
On Schuylkill River Trail north of Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 3), on the right when traveling south.
At one time, the only way to cross the Schuylkill was by boat or ferry. Floating bridges made of boards and barges connected with rope were built during the Revolutionary War to quickly move troops across the Schuylkill. The first permanent . . . Map (db m192687) HM
87Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Logan Square
On Logan Circle West at Benjamin Franklin Parkway (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling south on Logan Circle West.
One of Philadelphia's original squares planned for by William Penn 1682 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service United States Department of the Interior on the . . . Map (db m212646) HM
88Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Logan Square, Logan Circle / The Heart of the Parkway
Near Benjamin Franklin Parkway near North 18th Street.
Logan Square, Logan Circle 1919 Standing here in Logan Square, at the center of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, it’s hard to imagine this was a pasture – and burial ground – in 1821. Though William Penn envisioned “Northwest Square” . . . Map (db m150054) HM
89Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Maja1942 — Gerhard Marcks (1889-1981)
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway just west of North 22nd Street, on the right when traveling east.
In 1949 the Fairmount Park Art Association (now Association for Public Art) held its 3rd Sculpture International Exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and purchased this sculpture, Maja (pronounced \MAI-uh\), a popular . . . Map (db m194982) HM
90Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Major General John Fulton Reynolds
On John F Kennedy Boulevard (Route 611) at North Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 611), on the left when traveling west on John F Kennedy Boulevard.
Sept. 21, 1820. Reynolds Gettysburg July 1, 1863.Map (db m193018) WM
91Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Making The City Beautiful / Parkway Museums District
On Arch Street at N 16th Street on Arch Street.
Making The City Beautiful 1893 In the late 19th century, factories provided most of the jobs in Philadelphia and the city was smoky and grimy. The 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago began a “City Beautiful” movement that inspired civic leaders . . . Map (db m107047) HM
92Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Mary Dyer
On Cherry Street at North 15th Street, on the right when traveling west on Cherry Street.
Quaker witness for religious freedom hanged on Boston Common, 1660Map (db m214129) HM
93Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Masonic Temple Philadelphia
On North Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 611), on the right when traveling north.
The 1873 Masonic Temple, a National Historic Landmark, is home to the Grand Lodge of Pa. Its lodge rooms, featuring varied architectural themes, and its stonework are widely acclaimed. Its prominence in size and location reflects Free-masonry’s . . . Map (db m127974) HM
94Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Meriwether Lewis(1774 – 1809)
On Race Street at 19th Street, on the right when traveling east on Race Street.
With William Clark he led the transcontinental Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1803 – 1806. Lewis prepared for the journey & later deposited its significant specimens, journals, and other artifacts here in Philadelphia.Map (db m50739) HM
95Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs1933 - 1945
On Arch Street at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the right when traveling west on Arch Street.
The Holocaust 1933-1945 Now and forever enshrined in memory are the six million Jewish martyrs who perished in concentration camps, ghettos and gas chambers, in their deepest agony they clung to the image of humanity and their acts . . . Map (db m192765) HM WM
96Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — 4 — Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs1964 — Nathan Rapoport (1911-1987)
On Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Arch Street, on the left when traveling west on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
In this memorial to the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust, you can see a wailing child, a suffering mother, and a man in prayer. There are symbols of resistance—fists clutching daggers—as well as images of hope and redemption. The . . . Map (db m192769) HM
97Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Moore College of Art & Design
On Race Street east of North 20th Street, on the left when traveling west.
Founded by Sarah Peter in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only visual arts college for women and serves today as a vibrant center of excellence for education and the arts.Map (db m194410) HM
98Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Moore College of Art & Design / A Vibrant Visual Arts CollegeParkway Museums District
On Race Street, 0.1 miles east of North 20th Street, on the right when traveling east.
Moore College of Art & Design 1848 Moore College of Art & Design, founded in 1848, is the nation's first—and only—visual arts college for women. Sarah Worthington Peter, a Philadelphia philanthropist, founded the school to . . . Map (db m194409) HM
99Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Navigating the Tidal Schuylkill
On Schuylkill River Trail south of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Throughout the 1700s the Schuylkill was busy with boats and ferries that were essential to carry people and goods across the river between Center City and West Philadelphia. After 1805, the city allowed industry to expand to the banks of the . . . Map (db m192683) HM
100Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Center City — Nicola Monachesi(c. 1795-1851)
On North 4th Street at North Marginal Road, on the right when traveling south on North 4th Street.
Born and trained in Italy, this artist executed some of the first fresco paintings in America, beginning in the 1830s. His commissions decorated many grand homes, Catholic churches, and public buildings such as the Merchant’s Exchange Building on . . . Map (db m135996) HM

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Feb. 7, 2023