Philadelphia 1930s

Item Info

Item No: pdcal00075
Title: Philadelphia 1930s
Additional Title: Washington Monument
Historic Street Address: 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Historic Street Address: Eakins Oval
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. 

Creation Year: ca. 1935
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.178671
Geocode Latitude:39.964129

Creator Name: Claude Alexander - Photographer
Rudolf Siemering - Artist