Green Spaces, Fresh Air

Green Spaces, Fresh Air (HM20TD)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19102 Philadelphia County
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N 39° 57.306', W 75° 9.984'

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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 buildings, he saw a boulevard lined with parks, fountains and statues. His plan included double rows of evenly spaced trees, the pattern you see today.
Many of the original red oaks have been replaced by red maples and sweet gum trees.
Today, Philadelphia continues to discuss the right balance between buildings and open space on the Parkway.
HM NumberHM20TD
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Date Added Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 485786 N 4422787
Decimal Degrees39.95510000, -75.16640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.306', W 75° 9.984'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 18.36" N, 75° 9' 59.04" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 N 16th St, Philadelphia PA 19102, US
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