Situated on a meadow in Fairmount Park, its high copper dome is visible for miles. Built in 1875, Memorial Hall was conceived ... More
Situated on a meadow in Fairmount Park, its high copper dome is visible for miles. Built in 1875, Memorial Hall was conceived as an international art gallery but became the central facility for the United States' Centennial celebration. President Ulysses S. Grant opened the Centennial proceedings in Memorial Hall's 150 foot-high 'Great Hall' on May 10, 1876. This is the only significant structure remaining from the Centennial festivities. An exhibition in the basement pays homage to the Centennial fairground, the first World's Fair ever held in America.
The 45 minute tour was one of the best I've ever been on. Our guide really knew his history and did an outstanding job -- he made history come alive. And there was no charge for the tour in February!!!
The 'park' designation, in this case, refers to all the buildings that are maintained by the Park Service in the
area. These buildings are spread over a twenty block section of the city. The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall ...
This little hollow across from City Hall is most noteworthy for Robert Indiana's 1978 "Love" sculpture. The piece has become
a popular symbol for the "City of Brotherly Love" and its image is plastered all over the city. It's ...
Guild halls were as important in the young America as they had been in Europe. Carpenter's Hall stands as a
tribute to the hands that built America. This historic locale is appropriately situated amongst the many other historical sites ...
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