A Fashionable Promenade

A Fashionable Promenade (HM5QH)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.856', W 75° 9.084'

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In the 17th century, when the Square first appeared in the city plan, streams drained into a deep gully in front of you. Then, beginning in 1833, geometric paths invited visitors into a leveled square planted with hundreds of trees.
By 1846, Washington Square, with its seats, lamps and ornamental fence, had dramatically changed from the "offensive nuisance" of the 18th century into "a beautiful and fashionable promenade" where adults strolled and children played marbles.
In 1853, American landscape architect Andrew Jackson Downing's Rural Essays praised Washington Square, reporting that it had "more well grown specimens and different species of forest trees than any similar space of ground in America."
HM NumberHM5QH
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487066 N 4421952
Decimal Degrees39.94760000, -75.15140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.856', W 75° 9.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 51.36" N, 75° 9' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-630 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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