Logan Square

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01048
Title: Logan Square
Creation Date: 7/1/1964
Historic Street Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Historic Street Address: Logan Circle
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This 1964 aerial view of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the evening shows a gathering and parade, centered around Logan Circle, and complete with a festooned grandstand on the right and costumed groups of paraders (Mummers?) on the left.  Given that the date of the photograph is July 1, this was probably a kick-off event for the 4th of July weekend. 

Also prominently lit and visible are the Parkway Central Library (right), the Franklin Institute (left), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (top).  The two lit pylons straddling the Parkway comprise the Civil War Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial.

Facsimile of image used in the exhibition, Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway Central Library West Gallery, September 2017-November 2018.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.170954
Geocode Latitude:39.958003

Creator Name: Herb Ulrich, Ulrich Studio - Photographer