BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT JULIAN F. ABELE
Julian Abele – (April 30, 1881 – April 23, 1950) was a prominent African-American architect, known best for his work on the Duke University campus and on the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (read more at Wikipedia)
Out of the Shadows (Smithsonian magazine, February 2005) – After decades of obscurity, African-American architect Julian Abele is finally getting recognition for his contributions to some of 20th-century America’s most prestigious buildings.
New/recent (early 2016) articles about Julian Abele, his career and contributions:
Smoking is not allowed on any Parks and Recreation property including buildings, playgrounds, ice or skating rinks, fields or courts, pools, picnic areas, walking areas and parking lots.
The smoke free policy will:
– Help protect children and adults from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke
– Reduce cigarette butt litter
– Reduce the risk of fire
– Lessen the frequency with which children see others smoking.
If you see someone smoking:
– Inform them about the new law
– Point to the nearest “No Smoking” sign and ask them to put out their cigarette
– Call 215-685-5681 to report a complaint
Some archived park history (previously posted by SOSNA)
SouthPhillyBlocks.com (August 2, 2006 park meeting report)
OTHER LOCAL LINKS
PhiladelphiaSpeaks.com (“Southwest Center City” forum)
Philadelphia Department of Streets
(eg. Trash Collection schedules)