|William Penn Stands Atop City Hall in Philadelphia|
Philly's Billy, aka William Penn of Philadelphia:
Real Estate Entrepreneur
|City Hall Tower, That's Billy On the Top|
Fortunately for Billy,
the crown owed quite a bit of money to his family
and it was paid in land.
Lots of land.
Land far across the Atlantic Ocean.
Billy named his land, Sylvania,
which by order of the king, became Pennsylvania.
|Penn's Plans for Philly Were Roads In A Grid Pattern|
Billy also planned for the city of Philadelphia.
I wonder if he had any idea how
future generations of Philadelphians
would revere him.
|Entering the City Hall Courtyard|
Do you think it is a coincidence that Billy rhymes with Philly?
|Don't Leave Town Without Your Own Billy|
Here's a previous post on Billy and City Hall