Philadelphia Public Art @philart.net
Artist: James West
* Statue of Benjamin Franklin
* two people
Brother George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army,
first President of the United States, and member of Alexandria Lodge (Fairfax
County, Virginia) shows his Masonic Apron to Brother Benjamin Franklin,
diplomat who negotiated French involvement in our independence. Grand
Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and Master of the Loge Les Neuf
Soeurs, in Paris. It was a gift from Brother General Lafayette, member of the
Loge Contrat Social of Paris, who represented the French government and
their commitment to American Independence.
* In front of the Masonic Temple.
Northeast corner, Broad and JFK.
* 39.953510,-75.163150 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin
+wikipedia.org's George Washington page