The Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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The Benjamin Franklin Parkway has sliced through the Logan Square neighborhood of Center City (downtown) Philadelphia since World War I. Named after Philadelphia's favorite son, the mile-long boulevard begins at city hall and heads diagonally towards Logan Circle before reaching the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The postcards and other images in this work show the parkway's development and its role in Philadelphia's civic and cultural life. Despite often serving as a speedway into and out of town, the Ben Franklin Parkway is a triumph in urban planning that has become a treasured part of the City of Brotherly Love.
ISBN: 9781467121538
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 189
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Harry Kyriakodis is a founding/certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides and gives walking tours and presentations on unique sections of the city. Formerly an officer in the US Army Field Artillery, he is a graduate of La Salle University and Temple University School of Law. He has accumulated what is likely the largest private collection of books about William Penn's city by the Delaware River: around 2,500 titles
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