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Old St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church

 
 
Old St Mary's RC Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Philip Gilson, May 29, 2016
1. Old St Mary's RC Church Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1763, it is one of the nation's earliest Catholic churches and the first Roman Catholic cathedral in Pa. At a time of anti-Catholic sentiment in Colonial America, it symbolized the religious tolerance of Pa. that was later adopted in the US Constitution. The Continental Congress attended services several times as a sign of respect for the Catholic countries of France and Spain, America's allies during the Revolutionary War.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.74′ N, 75° 8.903′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 4th Street south of Locust Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250-252 South 4th Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barry (here, next to this marker); Old St. Mary Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Old St. Mary's (a few steps from this marker); Manuel Torres (a few steps from this marker); “The Place You Tread is Holy Ground-”
Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Honor the Immortal Dead (a few steps from this marker); Caspar Wistar (within shouting distance of this marker); Philosophić et Scientić Domus (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
3. Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 31, 2016, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York.   2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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