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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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American Guide SeriesFairmount Water Works - Philadelphia, PA

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This site used advanced methods for pumping water & was an integral part of the original 5 acres of Fairmount Park. Designed by Frederick Graff in 1812, the area consist of a dam, a Greek Revival Pavilion, 2 mill house structures, & an engine house.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/9/2013

last visited: never

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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 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 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 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 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 SeriesThe Washington Monument - Philadelphia, PA

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Although the traffic patterns have changed dramatically over the last century, this amazing monument is still a very popular roadside attraction for tourists and still for locals. The monument is located at the southwest entrance to the Art Museum.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/11/2011

last visited: 6/30/2011

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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 SeriesBoathouse Row - Philadelphia, PA

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Boathouse row is one of the many attractions of the East River Drive/Art Museum area. The NRHP site and National Landmark encompass 15 properties on East River Drive (now Kelly Drive) on the Schuylkill River.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/12/2013

last visited: 8/20/2013

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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.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: 7/27/2012

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American Guide SeriesBoard of Education - Philadelphia, PA

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This old building is huge with incredible detail, much more than anything which would be built for our crumbling school district today. it is now being leased out as condos and apartments.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesArmy and Navy Pylons - Philadelphia, PA

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This complex & stunning twin memorial/sculptures act as a gateway along the Ben Franklin Parkway. It's the first thing one notices on the way to the art museum. Officially known as the Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Monument.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesFels Planetarium - Philadelphia, PA

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This Planetarium is on the Winter Street side of the Franklin Institute and can be accessed through its own dedicated entrance or through the Institute. The Fels' Planetarium is the nations second oldest planetarium.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/24/2009

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 SeriesThe Franklin Institute - Philadelphia, PA

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This science museum is named and founded in honor of Benjamin Franklin located in Philadelphia, PA. It is one of the oldest and most important locations of science education its pursuit in the USA.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 12/29/2012

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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 SeriesSt. Clement's Church - Philadelphia, PA

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On Sept. 13, 1855, a charter was granted to “The Rector, Churchwardens, and Vestrymen of S. Clement’s Church in the City of Philadelphia.” The first Rector was the Rev’d Henry S. Spackman. His his rectorate began officially on January 1, 1856.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/26/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Benjamin Franklin Parkway - Philadelphia, PA

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This is probably the most architecturally scenic and significant road in Philadelphia. Standing in the center of Logan square (NRHP site), you can see a straight line along this road, with the Art Museum on your left and City Hall on your right.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesLogan Square - Philadelphia, PA

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Logan Square, part of William Penn's original plan for the City of Philadelphia dates back to 1682. In the 1920s, when Benjamin Franklin Parkway was overlayed onto the City street grid, Logan Square became a traffic circle.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/12/2008

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesSwann Memorial Fountain - Philadelphia, PA

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This beautiful fountain is the centerpiece of Logan Square. The fountain & interior sculptures are truly a beautiful work of art. The 3 bronze statues, now completely green, still convey wisdom, strength and beauty of the 3 rivers they represent.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/20/2009

last visited: 5/29/2014

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American Guide SeriesThe Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia, PA

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The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was founded in 1812 to expand knowledge of the natural world. In its early days it organized expeditions to explore the western part of the country, led by Stephen Long and Ferdinand Hayden.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/12/2008

last visited: 12/26/2014

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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 SeriesSuburban Station - Philadelphia, PA

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Suburban Station is an underground commuter rail station in the Penn Center district of Center City, Phila. It was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad to replace the original Broad Street Station and opened on September 28, 1930.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 12/29/2012

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American Guide SeriesReyburn Plaza - Philadelphia, PA

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This is a big open area in front of the northern plaza of City Hall. From city hall, you would look out northwest to see this area which is filled with whimsical sculptures of game pieces and two statues. Once upon a time, JFK gave a speech here.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/13/2010

last visited: 8/27/2014

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American Guide SeriesEquestrian Statue of McClellan - Philadelphia, PA

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George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) was a major general during the American Civil War. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/23/2010

last visited: 12/29/2012

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