History

March 3, 2020

Philly Trivia: What Year was the Love Statue First Loaned to Philly?

If you said B, you're right! Originally loaned to the city in 1976 for the Bicentennial celebration of the Nation. The sculpture was briefly returned in 1978 before being purchased by the chairman of the Philadelphia Art Commission and becoming a permanent fixture that same year. 

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Posted in Center City, History
Dec. 28, 2019

Philly Trivia: Who Owns the Liberty Bell?

If you said C, you're right! The city of Philadelphia owns the Liberty Bell: the National Park Service just has the iconic symbol of freedom on loan. 

Posted in Center City, History
Nov. 27, 2019

Philly Trivia: What was the name of Philly's First Professional Football Team?

 

If you said A, you're right! Operating as early as 1899 to 1931, the Frankford Yellow Jackets was the city's first professional football team, playing their home games at Frankford Stadium in the northeast part of the city!  

Posted in History
Oct. 1, 2019

Philly Trivia: What Year Was the Piano Built in America?

If you said A, you're right! Built by Johann Behrent, the first piano was constructed in 1775!

Posted in History
Aug. 29, 2019

Philly Trivia: Which Philly Bridge is the Oldest in the Nation?

If you said D, you're right! The Frankford Avenue Bridge, aka Pennypack Bridge is the oldest surviving bridge in America! Originally built in 1697 at the request of William Penn and called the King's Highway Bridge at the time , it served as an important link between Philadelphia and ...

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Posted in History, Philly News
Aug. 1, 2019

Philly Trivia: Philadelphia is Home to the Most Amount of Paintings in What Style?

If you said C, correct! Outside of Paris, Philly is home to the largest collection of Impressionistic paintings! 

June 28, 2019

Philly Trivia: How Many Times is the Liberty Bell Tapped on the Fourth of July?

If you said B, you're right on the money! The bell is tapped thirteen times to represent the original 13 colonies. 

Posted in History, Old City
May 1, 2019

Philly Trivia: Which Philly Building had Running Water & Indoor Plumbing Before the White House?

If you said B, you're right! While we now consider Eastern State Penitentiary as a historic (and kind of spooky) place, it  was once considered ahead of its time, with running water and indoor plumbing before the White House! 

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March 29, 2019

Philly Trivia: Approximately How Many Murals Does Philly Have?

If you guessed D, you're right! The city is estimated to have 2,000 murals and is often cited as having more public art than any other city in the country! 

Posted in History, Philly News
March 1, 2019

What Philly Hospital was the First in the US?

If you guessed C, then you're right! Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital of our nation, originally opening its doors on Market Street in 1752. It remained a standalone hospital for over two centuries before merging with the University of Pennsylvania Health Care system in 1997. 

 

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Posted in History, Old City