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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM221H_thomas-ustick-walter-1804-1887_Philadelphia-PA.html
Nationally prominent Philadelphia architect who designed the US Capitol dome and wings and Girard College. He was consulting architect for Philadelphia's City Hall. A founder of the American Institute of Architects, he served as its president. Wal…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM218T_the-great-world-war-memorial-a-war-memorial_Philadelphia-PA.html
This tablet is erected by grateful citizens in honor of the men who offered the supreme sacrifice and of the women who forever glorified womanhood and made victory possible in the Great World War for the Freedom of Mankind Not for a transient vic…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM218S_center-square_Philadelphia-PA.html
The site of this City Hall was originally Center Square, one of the five squares given by William Penn to the city when he founded Philadelphia. During the Revolution, regiments of Patriots drilled here. In September 1781, Comte de Rochambeau, Com…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM218R_declaration-of-independence-signators_Philadelphia-PA.html
To the memory of five of its members James Wilson Thomas McKean George Ross John Witherspoon Philip Livingston who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 The St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia organized in 1747 dedicated this …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM218Q_philadelphia-fire-department-memorial_Philadelphia-PA.html
10 memorial markers are dedicated to the members of the Philadelphia Fire Department who died as a result of the Charles W. Berg Laboratories explosion on October 28, 1954. In memory of Deputy Chief Thomas A. Kline (October 28) Battalion Chie…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2171_john-wanamaker_Philadelphia-PA.html
A pioneer in modern marketing and advertising, John Wanamaker (1838-1922) founded the nearby emporium that bore his name for more than a century. At Wanamaker's, one of the earliest department stores in the nation, he created and popularized the m…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2170_brigadier-general-smedley-d-butler_Philadelphia-PA.html
Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler United States Marine Corps Director of Public Safety Philadelphia January 7, 1924 December 23, 1925 He enforced the law impartially He defended it courageously He proved incorruptible
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM216Y_national-historic-civil-engineering-landmark_Philadelphia-PA.html
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Since its completion 30 years after construction began in 1871, City Hall has dominated the center city Philadelphia skyline. At Penn Square, the building is still the world's tallest masonry load bear…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM216X_william-penns-prayer-for-philadelphia_Philadelphia-PA.html
William Penn's Prayer for Philadelphia 1684 "And thou, Philadelphia, the virgin settlement of this province - named before thou wert born - what love, what care, what service and what travail, there have been to bring thee forth and to pres…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM210M_john-christian-bullitt_Philadelphia-PA.html
An attorney and civic leader, John Christian Bullitt drafted the "Bullitt Bill" on 1885, a government-reform measure that became Philadelphia's City Charter two years later. He also erected the city's first modern office building, which …
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