|Eli Kirk Price, II|
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|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1860|
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 1933|
Prominent Philadelphia lawyer, called "the foremost civic and cultural leader in early twentieth-century Philadelphia". He was the commissioner of Fairmount Park during the planning and development of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, of which he was one of the principal planners. Later, he was instrumental in obtaining funding for the new Philadelphia Museum of Art building. He served as president of the museum from 1926 to 1933.
He was the grandson of Eli Kirk Price. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1881 and 1883 respectively, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1883.
Price was responsible for the purchase and installation of the sculpture of Billy the goat in Rittenhouse Square. He died in 1933 of a heart attack. The Price Fountain in Philadelphia's Eakins Oval is dedicated to his memory.
Evelyn Taylor Price (1866 - 1946)*
Eli Kirk Price (1904 - 1976)*
Plot: Price family plot - C 243-253
Created by: Margaret Orthodox
Record added: Mar 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67437974
M J Carroll
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