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All Wars Memorial To Colored Soldiers and Sailors

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Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Memorial on the Parkway

This is a small memorial on the parkway, of which there are many. This particular one is in the northwest of Logan Square, across from the Franklin Institute. The bronze... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 June 2016
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a small memorial on the parkway, of which there are many. This particular one is in the northwest of Logan Square, across from the Franklin Institute. The bronze sculptures are very nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

This monument consists of two pillars (or "pylons") on either side of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, adorned with figures in military uniforms at the base of each, dedicated to soldiers and sailors who served in the tragic Civil War. Commissioned by the City of Philadelphia in 1918, the monument has been at its present location since 1955, following the installation of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

This was one of several interesting memorials / statues we encountered on a long walk back from the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the top of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, via City Hall, to our Hotel in the Independence Park area. The stories behind the creation of this memorial and where it was located are truly a sad reflection of attitudes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

This is the second location of this special 1934 monument dedicated to the heroic African American soldiers and sailors for their service to the country. Originally it was erected in Fairmount Park and in 1994 moved to current location which interestingly was contemplated first in 1927 when the monument was conceived. The top of the monument is crowned by the... More 

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