Washington Monument fountain

Item Info

Item No: pdcal00074
Title: Washington Monument fountain
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a ca. 1935 image, taken by amateur Philadelphia photographer Claude Alexander, showing the Washington Monument fountain, situated inside Eakins Oval, a large traffic circle in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps.  Originally located at the Green Street entrance to Fairmount Park in 1897, the monument was moved to its permanent location in 1928, when the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was completed.  In the background to the right is Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Creation Year: ca. 1935
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.178357
Geocode Latitude:39.962834

Creator Name: Claude Alexander - Photographer
Rudolf Siemering (1835 - 1905) - Artist