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Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 West Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Second-floor Hall

Second-floor Hall of the Wagner Free Institute of Science.

Photo credit: By Joseph Elliott, HABS photographer. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Wagner Free Institute of Science is a natural history museum in North Philadelphia. Founded in 1855, it is a rare surviving example of a Victorian era scientific society, with a museum, research center, library, and educational facilities. Its buildings, developed between 1859 and 1901, present the collections of founder William Wagner in the style of the period, and have been designated a National Historic Landmark for their architecture and state of preservation.

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