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Fairmount park and the international exhibition at Philadelphia

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  • English
Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger , Philadelphia
Fairmount Park (Philadelphia,
LC ClassificationsF158.65.F2 K81
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 7-165 p.
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Open LibraryOL24158383M
LC Control Number01010626

Fairmount Park houses miles and miles of trails for multiple outdoor activities. — Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia. Fairmount Park boasts astounding examples of public art scattered throughout the grounds, including sculptures by masters including Cyrus E.

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Fairmount park and the international exhibition at Philadelphia. [Charles S Keyser]. Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger, First printing.

Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo, terracotta cloth gilt, very good, light soil to binding and top edge of text, previous owner has apparently neatly gilded the fore-edge; with 2 folding ma. One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9, acres contains several million trees and America's oldest zoo.

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View of the ground and buildings, International Exhibition,Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Summary Bird's-eye view of buildings and grounds of the International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pa.

Contributor Names Weise, August L. Stock trade card for lithographer Potsdamer & Co. depicting buildings constructed for the International Exhibition in Includes the Main Building, Art Gallery, Horticultural Hall, Machinery Hall, and Agricultural Hall as postcards displayed in a montage on a silver platter.

Potsdamer & Co. operated from the mid s until Ketterlinus acquired the firm in. The Centennial Exhibition of celebrated the centennial of the United States through an international exhibition of industry, agriculture, and art.

Notes: Advertising text printed on verso: Fall, F.K. Womrath, will open, October 1st, his usual full assortment of Ladies' Fine Furs. F.K. Womrath, Arch Street, Philadelphia. In City in a Park, James McClelland and Lynn Miller provide an affectionate and comprehensive history of this year-old network of parks.

Originated in the nineteenth century as a civic effort to provide a clean water supply to Philadelphia, Fairmount Park also furnished public pleasure grounds for boat races and hiking, among other activities/5(9). Fairmount Park is the largest municipal park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the historic name for a group of parks located throughout the city.

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Fairmount Park consists of two park sections named East Park and West Park, divided by the Schuylkill River, with the two sections together totalling 2, acres ( ha). Management of Fairmount Park and the entire citywide park Architect: Robert Morris Copeland; Olmsted & Vaux.

View of the ground and buildings, International Exhibition,Fairmount Park, Philadelphia 1 print: lithograph, color ; x cm (sheet) | Bird's-eye view of buildings and grounds of the International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pa.

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Peruse Fairmount Park Conservancy and partner events coming up in the next few months. View Page. Photo Gallery. The Fairmount Park System is made up of 62 different areas throughout the City of Brotherly Love.

The largest concentration of parkland is located on both sides of the Schuylkill River - from the Philadelphia Art Museum in the south, beyond the boat houses on the east side and Kelly Drive, over to the Philadelphia Zoo in West Fairmount Park and extending as far as City Line.

In celebration of America’s one-hundredth anniversary of independence, the Centennial Exhibition took place on more than acres of land in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park May Novem Close to ten million visitors (9,) went to the fair via railroad, steamboat, carriage, and on foot.

Thirty-seven nations participated in. Rowing clubs built structures along the Eastern shore of the river, nicknamed "Boathouse Row." The Row's restored lights provide one of Philadelphia’s most iconic nighttime views. Events. InFairmount Park hosted the Centennial International Exposition, which created some of the many buildings and structures now preserved in the park.

Panorama of the United States Centennial International Exhibition.

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The fairgrounds of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park were developed by Hermann J. Schwarzmann, who had also designed the park and the zoo. He devised a plan of five main exhibition buildings with numerous smaller pavilions interspersed in an orderly landscape.

United States Centennial International Exhibition Philadelphia, May 10–Novem Panorama of the United States Centennial International Exhibition.

The fairgrounds of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park were developed by Hermann J. Schwarzmann, who had also designed the park and the zoo. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Art Gallery, Centennial International Exhibition, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia." New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Accessed February 2, Driving the serpentine roads to see the Fairmount Park Houses on the west of the Schuylkill River leads to one of the first Beaux-Arts buildings in the United States.

Memorial Hall was completed in as a permanent structure for the International Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, now occupied by the Please Touch Museum. The building has. The Fair Commission published notices of adequate rooms in Philadelphia, includingin hotels, 20, from the Centennial Lodging-House Agency, 40, of accomodations with relatives and friends, 13, in boarding-houses, 5, for patrons of husbandry (Grangers), 5, at Camp Scott for military organizations, 5, camp in Fairmount.

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Freed for development after the fair, the grounds of the Sesquicentennial International Exposition became Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park, Marconi Plaza, the Packer Park neighborhood, and the sports complex. Following the great success of the Centennial Exhibition inthe Sesquicentennial of proved to be a disappointment.


(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.) About the PublisherAuthor: United States Centennial Commission. Take a tour of the historic houses in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA.

These eighteenth and early nineteenth century houses represent the best of living for their times. Get details. Attend an intriguing historical event. Or book your own event such as a. Free 2-day shipping. Buy Fairmount Park and the International Exhibition at Philadelphia at - May to November - American Independence.

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By booking with Parking Panda you can avoid the hassle of parking in downtown Philadelphia. The lower right arm and torch of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) arrived in America for the Centennial International Exhibition world’s fair of The pieces were dismantled in Paris, crated and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean, then erected at the fair in Fairmount Park under Bartholdi’s supervision.The Philadelphia International Championship, America’s top international cycling classic, takes riders through many parts of Fairmount Park, including Boathouse Row.

Visitors to the area can also rent bicycles, buy snacks, or simply relax beside the river.May 9, - Love Your Park @ Home. Love Your Park at home! Read More Virtual yoga with Lauren Daddis. Join us for .