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Fawcitt House Site

 
 
Fawcitt House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Fawcitt House Site Marker
Inscription. Delegates walking to Carpenters' Hall (to your left) for meetings of the First Continental Congress in 1774 passed an aging wood house at this site. The two-story house was built about 1706 for bodice-maker Nathan Fawcitt.
The Fawcitt House, like most wood houses of the period, has not survived. In fact, wood houses became such fire hazards in the congested city that by 1796 city codes prohibited their construction.
 
Erected by Independence National Historical Park.
 
Location. 39° 56.918′ N, 75° 8.828′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is near the path to Carpenters' Hall. 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. New Hall (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); First Continental Congress (within shouting distance of this marker); Carpenters' Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Quaker School Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Quaker Meeting House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Court (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The History of Franklin Court (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsPatriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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