—1846-1923 —Alexander Milne Calder emigrated from Scotland in 1868 and spent twenty years creating over 250 sculptures that adorn City Hall. His bronze William Penn, installed atop the tower in 1894, is thought to be the largest sculpture on top of a building at 37 feet tall and 27 tons. Calder's son and grandson were also sculptors: Alexander Stirling Calder's Swann Memorial Fountain is located in Logan Circle and Alexander "Sandy" Calder's monumental Ghost mobile hangs in the grand stair of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 485955 N 4422503|
|Decimal Degrees||39.95255000, -75.16441667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 57.153', W 75° 9.865'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 57' 9.1799999999999" N, 75° 9' 51.9" W|
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|Area Code(s)||215, 267, 484|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Philadelphia Pedestrian Transit, Philadelphia PA 19107, US|
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