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Burlington in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Center of Arts and Culture

The Historic City of Burlington

 
 
Center of Arts and Culture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
1. Center of Arts and Culture Marker
Inscription. Early industrial, municipal, and educational leaders of Burlington valued public education and broader exposure to the arts. These citizens began one of the oldest libraries in the nation, the Library Company of Burlington, which was charted in 1757 by King George II and has one of the few original copies of his seal remaining in the world. James Fenimore Cooper wrote many uniquely American novels for the wider world. International manufacturer James Birch enriched his neighbors’ cultural lives by building an opera house on his property. When films arrived in the early 20th century, the City of Burlington’s downtown drew residents from far and wide to its modern move houses.

(Inscription under the photo in the upper center)
James Fenimore Cooper, author of the Leatherstocking Tales.

(Inscription under the photos at the bottom)
In 1757 The Library Company of Burlington was chartered by British monarch King George II. The library still operates under that charter.—The original Herman T. Costello Lyceum Hall.---Birch’s Opera House occupied the site of the present Post Office.
 
Erected by Burlington County Historical Society and the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts.
 
Location. 40° 4.597′ N, 74° 51.467′ 

Center of Arts and Culture Marker-On the left is the Lyceum Hall Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
2. Center of Arts and Culture Marker-On the left is the Lyceum Hall Building
W. Marker is in Burlington, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on High Street (SR 413). Click for map. The marker is located on the Lyceum Hall property. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington NJ 08016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplaces (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ockanickon (about 700 feet away); Office of the Council of Proprietors and the Surveyor General (about 700 feet away); Grant House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old St. Mary’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founding of St. Mary’s Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away); New St. Mary’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Isaac Collins House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Lyceum Hall image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
3. Lyceum Hall
Note inscription above the door way. Don't Give Up the Ship-Capt. James Lawrence.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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