Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
(1693 – 1758)
A pioneer printer in colonial America, Saur produced the nationís first European language Bible here in 1743. He printed the most widely read German newspaper & used his press to alert the public to German causes. He aided fellow German immigrants with his money and influence.
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 1.922′ N, 75° 10.128′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and W Queen Lane, on the left when traveling north on Germantown Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Sower (a few steps from this marker); Lutheran Publication Society (a few steps from this marker); Grumblethorpe (within shouting distance of this marker); Owen Wister (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisa May Alcott (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Germantown White House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Germantown White House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reformed Church of Germantown (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . . Christopher Saur. Biographical and other information about Christopher Saur, provided by his descendent. (Submitted on October 7, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Colonial Era •
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