Matthias William Baldwin

Matthias William Baldwin (HM20XA)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19102 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.131', W 75° 9.865'

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—Herbert Adams (1858-1945) —

During Philadelphia's reign as a mighty manufacturing center, one of its industrial giants was the Baldwin Locomotive Works. A former jewelry maker, Matthias Baldwin designed the first U.S.-made steam locomotive in 1831. Before his death in 1866, his company became one of the largest makers of locomotives in the world.
A philanthropist and civic leader, Baldwin founded a school for African American children and helped launch the Franklin Institute. This bronze was a gift of his former company through the Fairmount Park Art Association. Originally at Broad and Spring Garden Streets, it was brought to City Hall plaza in 1921 and placed on this site in 1936.
HM NumberHM20XA
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Date Added Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 485955 N 4422462
Decimal Degrees39.95218333, -75.16441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.131', W 75° 9.865'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 7.86" N, 75° 9' 51.9" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near SEPTA Pedestrian Concourse, Philadelphia PA 19102, US
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