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Wood Street Riverbank Steps

 
 
Wood Street Riverbank Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
1. Wood Street Riverbank Steps Marker
Inscription. The steps here are the only surviving example of ten passageways along the original Delaware River bank commissioned by William Penn in the early 1700s. Providing public access to the river wharves, the steps promoted transportation, commerce, and westward expansion in Pa.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.374′ N, 75° 8.406′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Front Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 Front Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); VFW Post 389 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Hopkins (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cyrus Bustill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Betsy Ross (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to the Betsy Ross House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kahal Kodosh Mikveh Israel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
Wood Street Riverbank Steps image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
2. Wood Street Riverbank Steps
Wood Street Riverbank Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
3. Wood Street Riverbank Steps Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 18 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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