The Centennial Fountain

...ranite work.[5] Work began on the fountain on July 5th 1875 with the groundbreaking, giving the workers only a year to finish the construction. In order to pay for the project, the Philadelphia chapter of the CTAU began to have public rallies to raise donations. While they were able to

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Walter George Smith papers, 1836-1933 (MC 47)

.... A significant portion of the materials concern Smith’s resignation as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania- a position he had held for 18 years- which made national headlines. Smith left in 1909 due to his opposition of the appointment of Dr. J.P. Lichtenberger as an associate professor at

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