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1889 Portrait of George S. PepperNovember 30: George S. Pepper executes his last will and testament that includes a bequest to found the Free Library of Philadelphia
1890 Free Library benefactor George S. Pepper dies
Horace Trumbauer leaves the Hewitts' architectural firm and opens his own firm at 310 Chestnut Street
1891 Charter of the Free Library of PhiladelphiaThe court grants a charter for the Free Library of Philadelphia
December 21: Mayor Edwin S. Stuart signs an ordinance appropriating $15,000 to the Board of Education to establish the Philadelphia Public Library
1892 April 12: Mayor Edwin S. Stuart signs an ordinance that places the Fairmount Parkway on the official city plan for the first time

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