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1907 Ceremonial start of construction of the Fairmount ParkwayFebruary 22: Construction begins on the Fairmount Parkway, renamed the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 1937
December 12: The Fairmount Park Art Association unveils a new design for the Fairmount Parkway by architects Horace Trumbauer, Clarence Zantzinger, and Paul Cret
1909 June 8: The City authorizes the revision of the Fairmount Parkway to comply with a compromise version of the design prepared by Horace Trumbauer, Clarence Zantzinger, and Paul Cret for the Fairmount Park Art Association, freeing the plot for the central library
October 7: Mayor John E. Reyburn founds the Comprehensive Planning Committee
1910 Site of the Central Library prior to the demolition of extant buildingsJanuary 21: Library officials first consider a site for the central library on the Fairmount Parkway at Logan Square between Nineteenth, Twentieth, Vine, and Wood Streets
February 18: Library officials resolve to acquire the site for the central library on the Fairmount Parkway at Logan Square

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