Making The City Beautiful

Making The City Beautiful (HM20TE)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19102 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.275', W 75° 9.97'

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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 and urban planners across the country to redesign their cities.
Philadelphians had been calling for a more attractive route from Center City to Fairmount Park. The Chicago World's Fair gave new impetus to the plans for carving a diagonal across William Penn's original city grid.
But unlike earlier concepts that had been inspired by dense European boulevards, plan drawn after 1893 were inspired by the neo-classical architecture, cultural and civic buildings, fountains and statues of the Chicago World's Fair.
Arts Patron Ellen Phillips Samuel
The fountain you see nearby is named for Ellen Philips Samuel, who left an unusually generous bequest to the Fairmount Park Art Association for a sculpture garden along the Schuylkill River. Three major exhibitions were mounted to select sculptors.
You can find 17 sculptures from
The Immigrant to Spirit of Enterprise, (shown above) along Kelly Drive in Fairmount Park.
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HM NumberHM20TE
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Date Added Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 485806 N 4422729
Decimal Degrees39.95458333, -75.16616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.275', W 75° 9.97'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 16.5" N, 75° 9' 58.2" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1500 Arch St, Philadelphia PA 19102, US
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