Keys To Community

Keys To Community (HM206S)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
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N 39° 57.145', W 75° 8.779'

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Benjamin Franklin   1706 - 1790Titled:   Keys To Community,by Philadelphia sculptor James Peniston,Dedicated October 5, 2007Peniston's one-ton bronze sculpture is textured with casts of 1,000 keys collected from local schoolchildren. Its alloy contains several brass nameplates representing Philadelphia firefighters fallen in the line of duty since 1736.It was partially funded by the Fire Department and by more than 1.8 million pennies donated by schoolchildren from 500 area schools.Keys to the Community replaced the beloved, but deteriorated, 1971 sculpture of Franklin, Penny Franklin, a.k.a.Penny Benny, by sculptor Reginald E. Beauchamp.
HM NumberHM206S
Year Placed2007
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487501 N 4422486
Decimal Degrees39.95241667, -75.14631667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.145', W 75° 8.779'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 8.7000000000002" N, 75° 8' 46.74" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 325 Arch St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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