Swann Memorial Fountain

Swann Memorial Fountain (HM20S6)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19103 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.476', W 75° 10.235'

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—Alexander Stirling Calder (1870-1945) —

In the tradition of "river god" sculpture, three bronze figures of Native Americans symbolize Philadelphia waterways. The man represents the Delaware River. The mature woman is the Schuylkill River, and the young woman is the Wissahickon Creek.
The Philadelphia Fountain Society donated this masterpiece to the City of Philadelphia to honor the society's founder, Dr. Wilson Cary Swann. Architect Wilson Eyre worked with sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder, whose father had created William Penn and other sculptures at City Hall. Notice the large swans - a pun on Dr. Swann's name.
HM NumberHM20S6
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Date Added Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 485430 N 4423102
Decimal Degrees39.95793333, -75.17058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.476', W 75° 10.235'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 28.56" N, 75° 10' 14.1" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 610, 212, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia PA 19103, US
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