Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The House of Samuel Powel
Washington and Lafayette were frequent visitors in this house, now restored as a memorial to Samuel Powel and his wife Elizabeth Willing and maintained by The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.
Location. 39° 56.746′ N, 75° 8.807′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 3rd Street north of Spruce Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 242 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Home of Juan de Miralles (a few steps from this marker); The Home of John Penn (a few steps from this marker); “Common Sense” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Caspar Wistar (about 400 feet away); Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); Old St. Mary's Manuel Torres (about 400 feet away); “The Place You Tread is Holy Ground-” (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . . Powel House. “As the scion of one of Philadelphia’s wealthiest families, Samuel Powel did what many of the well-educated, well-to-do did: he traveled Europe. Whereas most stayed on the Continent for one or two years, young Powell stayed for seven years. Among those he met on his travels were the Duke of York, the Pope and Voltaire, who urged him to hate ‘priests.’ Powel did not heed Voltaire, for while in England he converted from Quakerism to the Anglican Church.” (Submitted on May 23, 2010.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings •
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