Item No: pdcc00439
Title: The City Hall, (Municipal Buildings.) Tower, 550 feet high.
Historic Street Address:
1 Penn Square
Print and Picture Collection
View of the newly constructed Philadelphia City Hall, inset with a close-up of the 37 ft. bronze statue of William Penn, which is shown standing in the courtyard prior to being installed atop the tower. The Second Empire styled building, designed by architect John McArthur, Jr., took thirty years to build at a cost of $24 million. Alexander Milne Calder created 250 sculptures to adorn the building, including the Penn statue.
A917.481 P536 v.6
Penn, William, 1644-1718
McArthur, John, 1823-1890 - Architect
Calder, Alexander Milne, 1846-1923
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler