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During the Depression, the federal government employed writers in the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to compile the first comprehensive guidebooks to the United States, the American Guide Series. Guides were published for the 48 states, Alaska, and countless cities. This category is for waymarking places referred to in the series.
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Image for Courtship (The Henry M. Phillips Memorial Fountain) - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesCourtship (The Henry M. Phillips Memorial Fountain) - Philadelphia, PA

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This beautiful Greek Revival styled sculpture & fountain is dedicated to a former Philadelphia resident, active in politics and his community. The fountain is a tourist favorite and the jewel of East Court at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/9/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Free Library - Philadelphia, PA

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This huge building has imposing columns, gobs of limestone and unique architecture. Centered about Logan Square, built in the 20s it joins The Franklin Institute, Science Museum, & Fels Planetarium & School Board Bldg. as historical landmarks.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/24/2009

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesArt Museum (Philadelphia Museum of Art) - Philadelphia, PA

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy in Fairmount Park, was established in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest art museums in the U.S.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/14/2008

last visited: 5/28/2014

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American Guide SeriesThe Philadelphia Zoo - Philadelphia, PA

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Stop monkeying around and visit one of Philadelphia's greatest attractions! The zoo opened in 1874. This was the nation's first zoo. The zoo is located in Fairmount Park on the west bank of the Schuylkill River.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/24/2009

last visited: 11/2/2013

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American Guide SeriesEricsson Fountain - Fairmount Park - Philadelphia, PA

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A dedicated fountain to Captain John Ericsson is one of the focal pieces of the Fairmount Park and greets visitors as they make their way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/23/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFriends Meeting House - Philadelphia, PA

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Today, this building is known as Race Street Friends Meetinghouse. The historic building has been expanded over the years & serves other purposes. There is a complex of offices in this building which is used as a national meeting place for Quakers.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/24/2009

last visited: 7/4/2011

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American Guide SeriesWestern Civilization Pediment - Philadelphia, PA

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Fantastic pediment at the top of the right most structure of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (southeastern entrance) depicts ancient Greek gods. The sculptures were installed in 1932.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/9/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGlover Mansion - Haddon Heights, NJ

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Attractive Georgian home set apart from its neighborhood, existing in its own small part of town. Its owner was an influential figure and founding "father" of this town.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/28/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLincoln Monument - Philadelphia, PA

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Fantastic sculpture of Abraham Lincoln on Kelly Drive, part of the long road of which features many sculptures by renown artists. The Schuylkill River Trail leads visitors and art lovers about the river to enjoy all the sites.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/10/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesJeanne d'Arc - Philadelphia, PA

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The brightest & arguably, most beautiful, bronze, equestrian statue at the Art Museum is of Jeanne d'Arc & celebrates the French centennial. Joan is on her steed, in full battle gear, preparing to engage the English enemy of the 100 Years War.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/12/2012

last visited: 4/28/2012

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American Guide SeriesIndependence Hall - Philadelphia, PA

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Independence Hall is located in historical Center City, Phila. & within the boundary of Independance Nat'l Historic Park. Independence Hall is a red brick building, built between 1732 & 1753, and designed by Edmund Woolley and Andrew Hamilton.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/5/2009

last visited: 5/3/2012

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American Guide SeriesPhiladelphia Bourse - Philadelphia, PA

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Celebrating more than 100 years as a center for commerce and trade, The Bourse is now one of Philadelphia’s leading commercial complexes, home to 24 retail and food service stores and more than 50 businesses. Listed on the NRHP.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/14/2011

last visited: 8/27/2012

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American Guide SeriesEastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, PA

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The Eastern State Penitentiary is a former state prison in the United States. It is located on Fairmount Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 blocks north of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: 7/27/2012

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American Guide SeriesFree Quaker Building - Philadelphia, PA

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Amid all the larger and more renown Meeting Houses, this little Georgian-Style gem is anything but hidden, but, often overlooked. It is situated in the heart of "independence Square" and offers a tumultuous history.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/24/2009

last visited: 10/27/2013

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American Guide SeriesGrave of Benjamin Franklin - Philadelphia, PA

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Interred at Christ Church Burial Ground are hundreds of Colonial, Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary notables. The most famous of whom is Benjamin Franklin. This final resting place for this patriot is quite busy & will cost you $2 to visit.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 5/29/2014

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American Guide SeriesChrist Church Burial Ground - Philadelphia, PA

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Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is an important early-American cemetery. It is the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin and his wife, Deborah. Four other signers of the Declaration of Independence are also buried here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 9/23/2013

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American Guide SeriesArch Street Friends Meeting House - Philadelphia, PA

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This is the oldest Friends Meeting House still in use in Philadelphia and the largest in the world. It was built in 1804 and enlarged in 1811. Monthly business meetings are conducted here — as they have since the 19th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/15/2011

last visited: 10/27/2013

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American Guide SeriesFranklin Square - Philadlephia, PA

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Franklin Square is one of the original five squares laid out by William Penn & his surveyor Thomas Holme in the plan for the city of Phila. in 1682. Today, it has been refurbished and is a wonderful place to play, relax and learn. Perfect for kids!

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/26/2009

last visited: 10/3/2012

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American Guide SeriesChrist Church - Philadelphia, PA

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Christ Church is a National Historic Landmark and a unique historic site that continues its original function as an Episcopal parish. More than 250,000 tourists visit the church each year.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/3/2008

last visited: 10/27/2013

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American Guide SeriesThe Betsy Ross House - Philadelphia, PA

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The building at 239 Arch Street, now known as the Betsy Ross House, is generally recognized as the place where the famous seamstress lived when made the reportedly made the first American Flag.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/3/2008

last visited: 5/29/2014

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American Guide SeriesBarrington, NJ

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When this narrative for this town was written, Barrington was about 20 year old. Today, it is well established with business and small developments.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 6/7/2010

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThackara House - Collingswood, NJ

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This is a very old and interesting NRHP house tucked away in suburban Collingswood. If you can ignore the garage addition and the west addition you can easily make out the original structure, quite typical of mid 18th century Colonial architecture.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/16/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesHaddon Heights, NJ

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This small town bills itself as the Friendly Community and it sure lives up to that moniker. Just off of Route 30 (white Horse Pike) to the right and left. Step back and time and imagine life fifty years ago, unchanged.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/27/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. George's Methodist Episcopal Church - Philadelphia, PA

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This brick church, beautiful in its simplicity, significant in its history and symbolic of religious freedom in Philadelphia is a beacon of freedom and appropriately enough, is in the Independence Hall Historical National Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/6/2011

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Augustine's Catholic Church - Philadelphia, PA

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Landmark church always seen from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge when crossing into Philadelphia. Its iconic clock tower, courtyard crypts & red brick construction defines this as a religious and cultural landmark of Old City, Philadelphia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/1/2011

last visited: 9/28/2013

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