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1927 Throng attends new library opening ceremonyJune 2: Dignitaries open the Central Library with a grand ceremony on the lawn across Vine Street from the building
1928 March 16: The Art Jury approves Paul Cret and Jacques Gréber's design for the Rodin Museum
Aerial view of ParkwayMarch 27: The Philadelphia Museum of Art opens
1929 Shakespeare Memorial SculptureApril 24: The Saint George's Society dedicates a Shakespeare Memorial by sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder and architect Wilson Eyre across Vine Street from the Central Library entrance
November 29: The Rodin Museum opens
1931 May 11: The Art Jury approves John T. Windrim and W. Morton Keast's design for the Municipal Court building, the Central Library's twin
1932 April 14: The Art Jury approves John T. Windrim's design for the Franklin Institute building
1934 January 1: The Franklin Institute opens
1938 September 17: Ground is broken for the Municipal Court building
September 18: Horace Trumbauer dies
1939 February 2: Samuel T. Freeman & Company auction house sells Horace Trumbauer's important collection of rare architecture books
1941 Municipal Court from the southwestJanuary 22: The Municipal Court building opens
1950 April 23: Julian Abele dies

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