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Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square

Kids love the reflecting pool in the center of Rittenhouse Square, one of city founder William Penn’s five original public squares. In its early days, the park served as pasture for local livestock—and people, as residents needed somewhere to dump waste before plumbing. Today’s visitors can thank French-born architect Paul Philippe Cret, who gave the square its current design.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Family, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens

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