Franklin Privy Pit
A stone drain connecting to a vertical brick pipe conveyed waste into the pit either from Franklin's "water closet", "bathing room" or "run-off" from the sunken areaway outside the cellar kitchen. This is a remnant of areaway foundation retaining wall. Vertical brick pipe.
"... [Dr. Franklin] is obliged to use the warm bath every day to ease the pain of the gallstone. His bathing vessel is said to be a curiosity: it is copper, in the form of a slipper; he sits in the heel and his legs go under the vamp, on the instep he has a place to fix his book, and here he sits and enjoys himself ..."
Rev. Belknap to Rev. Manasseh Cutler, Nov. 18, 1785
Location. 39° 56.967′ N, 75° 8.798′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Market Street. Click for map. Located within Franklin Court. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin Court (a few steps from this marker); The History of Franklin Court (a few steps from this marker); Franklin's Neighborhood
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016.