“The first Black graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Architecture, Abele was the chief designer for the nationally known architectural firm of Horace Trumbauer, whose commissions during Abele’s career included the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Free Library of Philadelphia on Logan Square.”
For a while, I had been including Philadelphia’s historical markers in my pics of the day. For no real reason, I stopped doing that. I have a small backlog of these that I’ll start posting and will make an effort to capture more of them as we wander around town.
“Among the oldest of its kind in the nation, the special collections library holds many of the nation’s important founding documents. Founded by prominent citizens in 1824 and located here since 1884, it traces America’s history from the 17th century to the present.”
“Among America’s most influential rare book dealers, he helped build many of the nation’s great libraries. He and his brother Philip established the Rosenbach Museum & Library to share their personal collection with the public. They lived on this block from 1926 to 1952″
“Founded 1895 on this site. Officially named The Penn Relay Carnival and hosted annually by the University of Pennsylvania. It gained recognition as the world’s first and largest track and field relay meet and the nation’s longest uninterrupted collegiate meet. The Relays have drawn top high school and college athletes from the U.S. and elsewhere and have been the scene of numerous American and world records.”
“In a covert CIA plan named the Jennifer Project, this ship was built at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Chester, in the early 1970s and played a key role in US cold war espionage. Its mission was to obtain intelligence by recovering a sunken Soviet submarine, three miles deep in the Pacific Ocean. Portions of the sub were raised bu the ship’s huge claw in the summer of 1974; six Soviet submariners were recovered and given a burial at sea.”