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Logan Circle, Philadelphia

Historic Site · Landmark
Logan Circle, also known as Logan Square, is an open-space park in Center City Philadelphia's northwest quadrant and one of the five original planned squares laid out on the city grid. The centerpiece of the park is the Logan Circle, a circular area centered on a large water feature, bounded by a traffic circle carrying 19th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (with connections to 18th and 20th streets to the east and west and Race and Vine Streets to the south and north). The circle exists within the original bounds of the square; the names Logan Square and Logan Circle are used interchangeably when referring to the park. Originally "Northwest Square" in William Penn's 1684 plan for the city, the square was renamed in 1825 after Philadelphia statesman James Logan. The park is the focal point of the eponymous neighborhood. Logan Square was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
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  • Did not get old seeing this oasis coming and going from our hotel. Fountain and sculpture are impressive. Gardens also nice. Sad to see so many homeless in and around this landmark.  more »
  • Logan Square has a monumental fountain and attractive landscaping. It is apopular picnic spot and a haven on hot days. It is in a traffic circle in Ben Franklin Pkwy.  more »
  • The water fountain was well maintained and was nice to watch. There was a natural rainbow being formed with the mists of the water that was being blown by a little wind in the area. There weren't a....  more »

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