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Washington Square

6th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

Washington Square
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Washington Square was originally called Southeast Square and was one of the original parks created by William Penn in his plan for Philadelphia.

From its very beginning through the Revolutionary War, the square was used as a potter's field, where the poor and unknown were buried.

The park became Washington Square in 1825 to honor George Washington.

In 1952, public donations helped finance a remodeling of the square and construction of a memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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