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Philadelphia History Museum 
Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent from south.jpg
museum in Philadelphia, United States
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Instance of museum,
cultural institution
Location Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States of America
Architect
Heritage designation
  • place listed on the National Register of Historic Places
official website
Authority control
NRHP reference number: 79002319
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39° 57′ 01.08″ N, 75° 09′ 09″ W

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English: The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent at 15 South 7th Street between Market and Ranstead Streets in Center City, Philadelphia was founded in 1938 to be Philadelphia's city history museum. The museum occupies architect John Haviland's landmark Greek Revival structure built in 1824-26 for the Franklin Institute, which left the building in 1933. Haviland based the design on the Greek Monument of Thrasyllus. The Museum operates as a city agency as part of Philadelphia's Department of Recreation. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 1, 1979.