Signs of History (SM)

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

Founded by William Penn. Laid out in 1682. Chartered a city, 1701. Pennsylvania's capital until 1799; the nation's to 1800. County was one of Pennsylvania's original three, formed 1682 and consolidated with city in 1854. Name means "City of Brotherly Love." (City type: N. Broad St. [PA 611] & John F. Kennedy Blvd., just N of City Hall.)

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FORT MIFFLIN (City type: at site near Fort Mifflin Rd.)
JOHN BARTRAM [1699-1777] (City type: Lindbergh Blvd. at 54th Dr., West Philadelphia.)
PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND SCIENCE (At entrance, 43rd St. & Kingsessing Ave., West Philadelphia.)
PAUL ROBESON [1898-1976] (City type: 4951 Walnut St.)
GLORIA DEI CHURCH (City type: 916 Swanson St., near Delaware Ave. & Christian St.)
U.S.S. UNITED STATES (City type: S end Penns Landing [S of Port of History Museum].)
STEPHEN DECATUR (City type: 600 block, S. Front St.)
ROBERT SMITH (City type: 606 S. 2nd St.)
FEDERAL STREET BURIAL GROUND (City type: Federal St. between 11th & 12th Sts.)
HENRY GEORGE (City type: 413 S. 10th St.)
PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL (City type: Pine St. between 8th & 9th Sts.)
MIKVEH ISRAEL CEMETERY (City type: Spruce St. between Schell & Darien Sts.)
THADDEUS KOSCIUSZKO (City type: MW corner 3rd & Pine Sts.)
JAMES FORTEN [1766-1842] (City type: 336 Lombard St.)
JOHN PENN'S HOME (Plaque: 242 S. 3rd St.)
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN [1706-1790] (City type: Chestnut St. between 3rd & 4th Sts. at Independence National Historical Park.)
THE PHILADELPHIA CONTRIBUTIONSHIP for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire (City type: 212 S. 4th St.)
AFRICAN ZOAR METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH (City type: 4th & Brown Sts.)
ST. THOMAS' AFRICAN EPISCOPAL CHURCH (City type: 5th St. S of St. James Pl.)
MOTHER BETHEL, A.M.E. CHURCH (City type: 6th & Lombard Sts.)
RICKETTS' CIRCUS (City type: 12th & Market Sts., PSFS Plaza.)
OLDEST PHOTOGRAPH (City type: Market & Juniper Sts.)
KAHAL KADOSH MIKVEH ISRAEL (City type: Cherry ar Orianna St., between 3rd & 4th Sts.)
FRIENDS MEETING (City type: Arch St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.)
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE U.S.A. (City type: Arch St. near 3rd St.)
CHRIST CHURCH (City type: 2nd St. between Market & Arch Sts.)
PENN TREATY PARK (At park on Delaware River, foot of Cecil B. Moore [Columbia] Ave.)
ST. JOHN NEUMANN (City type: 5th St. & Girard Ave., St. Peter's Church.)
FREEDOM THEATRE (City type: 1346 N. Broad St. [PA611].)
BEREAN INSTITUTE (City type: 1901 W. Girard Ave.)
OPPORTUNITIES INDUSTRIALIZATION CENTERS (City type: 19th & Oxford Sts.)
JULIAN FRANCIS ABELE [1881-1950] (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Franklin Pkwy.)
JOHN W. COLTRANE [1926-1967] (City type: 1511 N. 33rd St.)
HENRY O. TANNER (City type: 2908 W. Diamond St. Dedicated Jan. 19, 1991.)
PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF TEXTILES AND SCIENCE (Campus, School House Ln. near Henry Ave., Germantown.)
RITTENHOUSE TOWN (Lincoln Dr. at Rittenhouse St. just off Wissahickon Ave., Fairmount Park.)
PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE (City type: 4301 N. Broad St. [PA 611].)
FIRST PROTEST AGAINST SLAVERY (City type: 5109 Germantown Ave.)
WIILIAM RITTENHOUSE (Plaque: Germantown Ave. between Herman & Pastorius Sts., Memonnite burial ground.)
WISSAHICKON INN (City type: Springfield Ave., front of Inn, Chestnut Hill Academy.)
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