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An Imaginary Tour of Pennsylvania Avenue

Pennsylvania Avenue Statue of Benjamin Franklin

After taking a few pictures, you go back down to the street. You pass a statue of Benjamin Franklin, the American printer, diplomat, and inventor. The statue is outside the Old Post Office because Franklin was a postmaster. King George III appointed Franklin in the years before the Revolutionary War.

This statue of Benjamin Franklin, a postmaster during the Colonial period, sits in front of the Old Post Office Building.
This statue of Benjamin Franklin, a postmaster during the Colonial period, sits in front of the Old Post Office Building.

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Updated: 10/18/2013
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