Civil War Soldiers And Sailors Memorial

Civil War Soldiers And Sailors Memorial (HM20I0)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19130 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.567', W 75° 10.35'

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—Hermon Atkins MacNeill (1866-1947) —

Designed as a formal gateway to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, there 40-foot pylons of Tennessee marble commemorate military men of the Civil war. The figures at the base of the north column portray soldiers, and the group of the south column honors sailorss. Carved in relief, a stately allegorical female figure rises high on each pylon, with an American eagle on top.

It was during another great conflict—World War I—that the city appropriated funds for this memorial. Sculptor Hermon MacNeil also crated sculptures for the Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
HM NumberHM20I0
Year Placed1927
Placed ByMuseum Without Walls
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 485266 N 4423270
Decimal Degrees39.95945000, -75.17250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.567', W 75° 10.35'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 34.02" N, 75° 10' 21" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 717, 484, 610
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5544 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia PA 19130, US
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