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William Penn



William Penn
Alexander Milne Calder, 1894
* Statue of William Penn
* big standing person wearing a hat
* There are only five buildings in Philadelphia that are higher than Billy Penn's hat. A smaller copy of the statue which is considerably closer to the ground can be viewed at Welcome Park, which is on the East side of 2nd between Chestnut and Walnut. The last two pictures are of references to this piece from the murals at 12th and Walnut and 24th and Chestnut. There is also a reference to this piece in The Tableau around the corner on 13th.
* Part of the whole building's art. On top of the tower of City Hall. Broad and Market.
* 39.952750,-75.163350 [map]
* On the City Hall tour.
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org undated picture of the head of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1893 picture of this piece in the courtyard
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Milne Calder page
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page