William McKinley

William McKinley (HM2104)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19107 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.104', W 75° 9.797'

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1908

—Charles Albert Lopez (1869-1906) —

President William McKinley, who led the country during the Spanish-American War, had many fervent supporters in Philadelphia. Three days after his assassination in 1901, The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper started a drive to fund a monument. The Fairmount Part Art Association organized a design competition, won by Mexican-born sculptor Charles Lopez. When Lopez died before his models could be cast, the bronze sculpture was completed by Isidore Konti.
McKinley is portrayed giving a speech. Below him, the allegorical figure of Wisdom instructs a youth.
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HM NumberHM2104
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Date Added Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 9:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486052 N 4422412
Decimal Degrees39.95173333, -75.16328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.104', W 75° 9.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 6.24" N, 75° 9' 47.82" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 E Penn Square, Philadelphia PA 19107, US
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