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Held at: Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives [Contact Us]1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

This collection of slides documents significant naturalist and structural features of the Fairmount Park system. It extends beyond the watershed parks to include many neighborhood parks, sculptures and fountains, major events and activities, and the greater Philadelphia area. A limited number of map and graphic images stored in slide form are included, as well as a few presentations and analyses projects.

The majority of the collection is categorized alphabetically according to identifiable landmark and stored in a nine-binder set. Sculpture and fountain images are contained in an individual binder due to relativity of content. Images relating to graffiti in the park have been divided into one binder, regardless of location. General park features, bridges, and activities which were not identifiable have been separated and stored in box form, as have slides relating to the Fairmount Water Works due to the large amount of slides available on that topic.

Two slide shows have been stored in individual carousel containers to preserve their provenance- one contains information on the Schuylkill River Heritage area, and one on historic park houses. Additionally, two analyses have been stored in individual slide cases for the same reason, and they concern an analysis of the Belmont Plateau and an analysis of Kelly Pool.

Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives
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Finding aid prepared by Caity Tingo
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This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Collection Inventory

American Swedish Historical Museum.
Arnest House.
Axe Factory Road House.
Azalea Garden.
Bartram's Gardens.
Belmont Mansion.
Belmont Oil Works.
Belmont Plateau.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Blue Bell Tavern.
Boathouse Row.
Boelson Cottage.
Bridges: B and O and Reading.
Bridges: Bell's Mill.
Bridges: Bluestone.
Bridges: Bustleton.
Bridges: Chamounix Trolley Bridge.
Bridges: Columbia.
Bridges: Falls.
Bridges: Girard Avenue.
Bridges: Henry Avenue.
Bridges: Market Street.
Bridges: Old Skewer.
Bridges: Old Skewer.
Bridges: Parr.
Bridges: Pennsylvania RR Bridge.
Bridges: Rex Avenue.
Bridges: Spring Garden.
Bridges: Springfield.
Bridges: Strawberry Mansion.
Bridges: Thirtieth Street Station.
Bridges: Thomas Mill.
Bridges: Trolley.
Bridges: Walnut Lane.
Bridges: Wissahickon Memorial.
Case Building.
Cedar Grove.
Centennial Model.
Centennial Exhibition.
Centennial Guard House.
Christ Church.
City Hall.
Clifts (Cliffts).
Cobbs Creek Environmental Center.
Cobbs Creek Park.
Cresheim Valley.
Crane Ice Cream.
Devil's Pool.
East Fairmount Park.
East and West Fairmount Park.
East Falls.
Eden Hall.
Far Country House.
Fisher Park.
Fort Mifflin.
Fort Washington Park.
Fox Chase Farm.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park (FDR).
Franklin Square.
Flat Rock and Germany Hill.
Germany Hill.
Glen Foerd.
Germantown Settlement Charter School.
Glendinning Rock Garden.
George's Hill.
Grant's Cabin.
Greenland Mansion.
Guard Box at Valley Green.
Hatfield House.
Historic Images: engravings.
Historic Images: portraits.
Historic Images: old photos.
Historic Images: paintings.
Horticultural Center.
Hudson Automotive.
Hunting Park.
I-95 Park.
Independence Hall.
Japanese House.
John Kelly III Boathouse.
JFK Plaza.
Jacob Kelter House.
Kelly Pool.
Kelly Drive.
Kelter House.
Kitchens Lane House.
Kline House.
Landscape: animals.
Landscape: erosion.
Landscape: issues.
Landscape: trees.
Landscape: urban.
Landscape: work and workers.
Laurel Hill.
Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Lauriston Cottage.
Lemon Hill.
Letitia Street House.
Lloyd Hall.
Logan Square.
Logan House.
Manatawna Farm.
Manayunk along the railroad.
Manayunk Canal.
Manayunk, Pretzel Park.
Mander Recreation Center.
Maps: 1983 Master Plan.
Maps and Graphics.
Marconi Plaza.
Megargee Dam and Mill.
Memorial Hall.
Morris Park.
Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant ball fields.
Ohio House.
Parkside Avenue.
Parks: general.
Parks: Bradford.
Parks: Awbury.
Parks: Wakefield.
Parks: Cloverly.
Parks: Carroll.
Parks: Landsdowne Glen.
Parks: Hunting.
Parks: Palmer.
Penn Treaty Park.
Pennypack Park.
Pine Road picnic Area.
Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Philadelphia Zoo.
Playhouse in the Park.
Rittenhouse Square.
RittenhouseTown and Village.
River Drives: Kelly Drive.
Rodin Museum.
Rossevelt Boulevard.
Roosevelt Park.
Ryerss Museum.
Schuylkill River.
Sedgeley Porter House.
St. James the Less.
Smith Memorial Playground.
Sister Cities Plaza.
Saul School.
Smith Memorial Playhouse.
Strawberry Mansion.
Tacony Creek Park.
Thirty-third and Dauphin Streets.
Thomas Mansion.
Thomas Mill Heights.
United States Naval Home.
Valley Green Inn.
Verree Road House.
Washington Square.
J.R. Watson Paintings.
West Park.
Wise's Mill Valley.
Wissahickon Valley.
Wissahickon Creek.
Centennial Sun, 1975.
Centennial Movie, 1975.
Super Bike Day.
Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display.
Memorial Hall Progressive Dinner.
Kelly Memorial Service.
Hot air balloons.
Flower Shows.
Art Shows.
Pow Wow, 1990.
Japanese House.
Harvest Show.
Family reunion.
Fingerspan dedication.
Scenic views.
Skyline views.
Summer views.
Autumn views.
Winter views.
Spring views.
Water views: Rivers.
Water views: Lakes.
Water views: Creeks.
William Legge Collection of Fairmount Park Slides, 1962 April-1965 October. 0.33 Cubic feet.
Physical Description

0.33 Cubic feet

Miscellaneous sports.
Horseback riding.
Sculling and crew.
Aero Memorial.
Alliance 87.
Bear and Cub.
Catholic Total Abstinence Fountain.
Charioteer of Delphi.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors.
The Clothespin.
Columbus Statue.
Children at Play.
Chinese Arch (not park property).
All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (Colored Soldiers and Sailors Monument).
Cowboy (Remington).
Duck Girl.
Dying Lioness.
Fishing Bear.
Florentine Lion.
Gardoqui, Diego de.
Garfield, James A.
Graff Memorial.
Grand Army of the Republic.
Grant, General Ulysses S.
Washington Grays Monument (Grays Monument).
Hippo Mother and Baby.
von Humboldt, Alexander.
Horticulture Center Installation.
Jones, John Paul.
Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs (Jewish Martyrs) (Holocaust).
Joan of Arc.
Karlsefini, Thorfinn.
Law, Prosperity and Power.
Lincoln Monument.
Lion Crushing a Serpent.
Love Triumphant.
Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther.
McKinley, William.
Meade, General George.
Medicine Man.
Orestes and Pylades.
The Pilgrim.
Prometheus Strangling the Vulture.
Pulaski, General Casimir.
Rebecca at the Well.
Religious Liberty.
Rittenhouse Square Sundial.
Rond Point.
Samuel, Ellen Phillips Memorial.
Silenus and the Infant Bacchus.
Smith Memorial Arch.
Social Consciousness.
St. George.
Stone Age in America.
von Steuben, General Freidrich.
Sundial (Calder).
The Thinker.
Three Way Piece Number 1: Points.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
War Mother.
Washington Monument.
Wayne, General Anthony.
Witherspoon, Reverend John.
Italian Fountain (Fountain of the Sea Horses).
Sesquicentennial Fountain.
JFK Plaza Fountain (Love Park Fountain).
Leonidas Spring.
Miscellaneous Fountains.
Phillips Fountain.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Fountains.
Swann Fountain.
Welsh Memorial Fountain.

Miscellaneous bridges.
General landscape views.
People in the park.
Fairmount Water Works.

Slide show on Schuylkill Heritage area 1:2.
Slide show on Schuylkill Heritage area 2:2.
Slide show for "Park Houses Lecture", featuring images of restoration, employees, activities, and a number of prominent locations.

Belmont Plateau Analysis 1:2, 1982.
Belmont Plateau Analysis 2:2 and Swimming Pool Analysis, 1982.

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