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    Memorial Hall Zinc Statues, Fairmount Park - 1880


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    Memorial Hall Zinc Statues, Fairmount Park - 1880

    Best view I could find of one of the sixteen 3,000 pound zinc decorative eagles on the four pavilions of the Centennial Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park - top left. I believe the building in the middle of photo is the Pennsylvania Education Building.

    I had once made reference to the fact that these eagles were made in Germany. I cannot find the clipping I read regarding that. The clipping below states that the eagles were fabricated in the Cameron Iron and Zinc Company in New York. A company by that name is on the Internet and listed as being in Texas BTW.

    In a previous listing I wrote that I wondered what happened to those eagles in Reply #4615. They seemed to be gone in Photos of Memorial Hall by 1900. The answer would appear to be that the decorations were quickly and cheaply made in a rush to the deadline of the opening of the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in the summer of 1876. The statues including the statue of Liberty crowning the building appear to have started to fall apart and were a hazard. The eagles with fifteen feet wing spans were removed while the Liberty statue was repaired. This clipping appears to have a typo saying that the immense zinc eagles only weight 300 pounds each.

    Also a clipping about much needed repairs begun in 1881 for the roof, ceilings and skylights of the building.


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    NY Daily Graphic 2 Dec 1875



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    Inquirer 1 April 1880



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    Inquirer 10 May 1881


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    Interesting that just this past year the iron dome was rebuilt.
     
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    Public School Cooking Class - N 7th and Norris Streets - 1893

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    Police Tug Samuel G. King - 1895

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    Engine House, 27th Street and Highland Avenue - 1895

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    Fire House Otsego and Reed Streets. Engine Co. No. 46 - 1895

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    Engine House, Market Street West of 21st Street - Engine Cos. 43 and 44 - 1895

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    Dormitory, Engine House, Market Street, West of 21st Street - 1895

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    Van and Department Stables, 11th and Wharton Streets - 1895

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    New Morgue, Wood Street, Above 13th Street - 1895

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    Seventh District Station House and Patrol No. 7, Mintzer Street and Farimount Avenue

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    Oh my gosh! You did it! I have been looking for this for years, thanks a lot Phillyxpat.
     
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    Fire House - 4th Street above Girard - 1895


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    It's a sad world when we tear this down for dreck.
     
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    They tore that down? It still is on Google street view. That building in image was intact except for a lot of dirt and grime on the stonework and a missing architectural comb decoration at top.
     
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    Engine Co. 2, Patrol No. 19, Warnock and Berks Street, 20th Ward, 1893

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    29th Dist. Police Station, Patrol No. 16 - 61st and Thompson Streets, 34th Ward, 1893


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    Engine 42, Patrol No. 20, Police Station 30th Dist, Front and Westmoreland Sts., 33rd Ward - 1893

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    Sorry to alarm you, I assumed it was gone. I hope it's there! I know the area slightly and have never seen it.
     
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    Not sure of current exact address but it should be approx.1223 N 4th Street, on east side of street above Girard.
     
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    I checked Google Street view - it's wonderful and a nice classical protestant church next door.
     
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    Link: https://goo.gl/maps/7vBbizjyUGq
     
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    The statue, by John Boyle, is now on the UPenn campus. ben-franklin-statue-university-pennsylvania-1.jpg
     
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