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June 5, 2012

In December 2011, I wrote in this blog about the original Witherspoon Building and the mystery surrounding its lost prophet statues (see the original post here). The Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. placed statues of ten prophets on the sixth floor of the building during its construction around 1896. When the church sold the building in the late 1960s, the statues were separated. The Philadelphia Memorial Park Cemetery in Frazer, Pennsylvania, bought eight of the prophet...

December 13, 2011


The Witherspoon Building, Philadelphia

One of the joys of my job is getting to play historical detective. I got a clue one day of a possible new discovery when a gentleman came to the reference desk asking if we had any pictures of the old prophet statues on the original Witherspoon Building.

Erected in 1896 near...

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