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1902 Julian Abele college graduation biographical entryJune 18: Julian Abele is the first African American to graduate from the architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania
Lord & Hewlett, competition winning soldiers' and sailors' monumentMarch 25: The Philadelphia City Council awards first prize to New York architects Lord & Hewlett in a competition for a Soldiers and Sailors Monument for Logan Square
1903 April 25: Horace Trumbauer marries Sara Thomson Williams
March 20: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania authorizes the Free Library to accept Andrew Carnegie's $1.5 million gift for the erection of 30 branch libraries
April 17: Peter A. B. Widener suggests the City Hall end of the Fairmount Parkway as the site for the central library building
1904 FebruaryArchitectural Record publishes a lengthy account of Horace Trumbauer's work

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