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The Signer

 
 
The Signer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. The Signer Marker
Inscription. The course of history changed with the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and the signing of the Constitution of the United States in 1787. Both events took place at Independence Hall, just a short distance to your right.
This 1980 sculpture commemorates the courage of those who affixed their names to these monumental documents.
 
Location. 39° 56.933′ N, 75° 8.933′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Chestnut Street and 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is behind the wall in front of The Signer sculpture. 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. Gilbert Stuart House (a few steps from this marker); Library of the American Philosophical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Philosophical Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); A Street Scene in the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Bank of the United States (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Independence Hall
The Signer Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. The Signer Sculpture
(about 300 feet away); John F. Kennedy (about 300 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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The Signer image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
3. The Signer
Inspired by George Clymer, Philadelphia merchant, statesman, and signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, "The Signer" commemorates the spirit and deeds of all who devoted their lives to the cause of American freedom.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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