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During the Depression, the federal government employed writers in the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to compile the first comprehensive guidebooks to the United States, the American Guide Series. Guides were published for the 48 states, Alaska, and countless cities. This category is for waymarking places referred to in the series.
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American Guide SeriesThe Moore Institute of Art, Science and Industry - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

From 1880 to 1959 Moore occupied an imposing building at Broad & Master Sts, north of City Hall. Originally known as the Phila. School of Design for Women, it began in 1848 as a charitable effort to train "needy and deserving" young women.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/9/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesEastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

The Eastern State Penitentiary is a former state prison in the United States. It is located on Fairmount Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 blocks north of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: 7/27/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Washington Monument - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

Although the traffic patterns have changed dramatically over the last century, this amazing monument is still a very popular roadside attraction for tourists and still for locals. The monument is located at the southwest entrance to the Art Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/11/2011

last visited: 8/25/2016

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American Guide SeriesEricsson Fountain - Fairmount Park - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

A dedicated fountain to Captain John Ericsson is one of the focal pieces of the Fairmount Park and greets visitors as they make their way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/23/2013

last visited: 7/27/2017

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American Guide SeriesSt. Mary's Church - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located at 145 West Broad St in Burlington, New Jersey, the New St. Mary's Episcopal Church, completed in 1854, stands across the churchyard from the Old St. Mary's founded in 1703.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOld St. Mary's Church - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located on the northwest corner of Broad and Wood streets in historic Burlington, Old St. Mary's Church was founded in 1703, making it the oldest Episcopal Church in New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCemetery - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

In 1695, settlers of Burlington, New Jersey acquired land for a cemetery on the corner of West Broad and Wood Streets. St. Mary's Episcopal Church was built there in 1702, making it the oldest Episcopal church in New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesCourtship (The Henry M. Phillips Memorial Fountain) - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

This beautiful Greek Revival styled sculpture & fountain is dedicated to a former Philadelphia resident, active in politics and his community. The fountain is a tourist favorite and the jewel of East Court at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/9/2013

last visited: 7/27/2017

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American Guide SeriesFriends Meeting House - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located at 341 North High Street in historic Burlington, New Jersey, this where Quakers have been meeting for 300 years!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/16/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWest New Jersey Proprietors Office - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located on West Broad Street, adjacent to the Kinsey House, this tiny building has a large history.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWestern Civilization Pediment - Philadelphia, PA

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Fantastic pediment at the top of the right most structure of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (southeastern entrance) depicts ancient Greek gods. The sculptures were installed in 1932.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/9/2013

last visited: 7/31/2016

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American Guide SeriesJeanne d'Arc - Philadelphia, PA

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The brightest & arguably, most beautiful, bronze, equestrian statue at the Art Museum is of Jeanne d'Arc & celebrates the French centennial. Joan is on her steed, in full battle gear, preparing to engage the English enemy of the 100 Years War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/12/2012

last visited: 8/25/2016

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American Guide SeriesGeneral Grant House - Burlington, NJ

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Located at 309 Wood Street in Historic Burlington, New Jersey, General Ulysses S. Grant brought his family here to escape harm during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

Image for Art Museum (Philadelphia Museum of Art) - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesArt Museum (Philadelphia Museum of Art) - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy in Fairmount Park, was established in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest art museums in the U.S.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/14/2008

last visited: 8/25/2016

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American Guide SeriesThe Library - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Still operating on a 1757 charter, the Library at 23 West Union Street in historic Burlington, the Library Company of Burlington is the oldest library in continuous operation in New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThomas Revell House - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

Located at 213 Wood Street in Burlington, the Revell House is the oldest building in Burlington County.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/23/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFairmount Water Works - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

This site used advanced methods for pumping water & was an integral part of the original 5 acres of Fairmount Park. Designed by Frederick Graff in 1812, the area consist of a dam, a Greek Revival Pavilion, 2 mill house structures, & an engine house.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/9/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSycamore Tree - Burlington, NJ

in American Guide Series

In Burlington, New Jersey along the Riverbank on Delaware Street, the lawn in front of the VFW has an historical marker and a sole sycamore tree.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/7/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Fort Mott National Cemetery - Pennsville, NJ

in American Guide Series

Today, this site is known as Finn's Point National Cemetery. This site encompasses 4.6 acres, and as of the end of 2005, had 2,879 interments. It is administered by the Beverly National Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 3/10/2012

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American Guide SeriesConfederate Memorial Obelisk - Pennsville, NJ

in American Guide Series

This Confederate monument, an 85-foot, all granite obelisk, was erected in 1910 by the federal government in memory of the 2,436 confederate prisoners who died at Fort Delaware. Their names are inscribed on the monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 3/20/2012

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American Guide SeriesFort Delaware - Delaware City, DE

in American Guide Series

In 1817, Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island was orignally built for protection of the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia, but soon became a feared prison for Confederate Soldiers during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/28/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesLincoln Monument - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

Fantastic sculpture of Abraham Lincoln on Kelly Drive, part of the long road of which features many sculptures by renown artists. The Schuylkill River Trail leads visitors and art lovers about the river to enjoy all the sites.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/10/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOrthodox Friends' Meeting House - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

The meetinghouse was constructed in 1831 (or possible 1833 depending on your source) and is of typical Quaker construction. The original wrought iron fence still surrounds the property out front near the street.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/8/2011

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFrankford Historical Society - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

Once upon a time this part of Philadelphia was incorporated under the name of Frankford. When it became part of Philly, some folks thought it would be a good idea to form a historical society to protect their history. This is their headquarters.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/8/2011

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBoathouse Row - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

Boathouse row is one of the many attractions of the East River Drive/Art Museum area. The NRHP site and National Landmark encompass 15 properties on East River Drive (now Kelly Drive) on the Schuylkill River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/12/2013

last visited: 8/20/2013

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