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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1825/00/00 William Rush Sculptor William Rushs carves allegorical figures of "The Schuylkill Chained" and "The Waterworks". They were installed atop pavilions along the Schuylkill River at the Fairmount Waterworks.
1931/01/01 Franklin Institute Museum Franklin Institute science museum, a "Wonderland of Science," opens to the public. It was one of the first museums in the nation to offer a hands-on approach to learning about the physical world.
1932/00/00 Day and Zimmermann Contractor Cornerstone of the new Franklin Institute is laid at 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
1932/00/00 John T Windrim Architect Cornerstone of the new Franklin Institute is laid at 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
1937/00/00 Orville Wright Visitor Amelia Earhart meets Orville Wright at the Franklin Institute
1937/00/00 Amelia Earhart Visitor Amelia Earhart meets Orville Wright at the Franklin Institute

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Particulars for Franklin Institute Science Museum:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Invention
Museum Type Museum
Level of Significance National
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Owner Private
Historic Use Research facility
Area of Significance Science



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 85000039
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Windrim,John Torrey; Day and Zimmermann
Architectural Style: Classical revival
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Science, Architecture, Invention
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1931, 1933
Historic Function: Education, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Museum, Research facility
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Education
Current Sub-Function: Museum Research facility

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
The Invention of Hugo Cabret (book) Book Brian Selznick Andrew Baron's restored automaton, an inspiration for Hugo

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