Newtown Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1860 - 1935
Winner of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize, Jane Addams was known for her work as a social reformer, pacifist and feminist during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Addams opened one of the first settlement houses in North America providing services for the poor and immigrant population in the Chicago area and went on to become the first female president at the National Conference of Social Work.
This stone cottage was named in recognition of Jane Addams' service to the causes of peace and women's rights. This cottage was constructed in 1922 and served as one of six classrooms and dormitories that housed students of Ellis College.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Civil Rights • Education • Peace • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. 39° 59.355′ N, 75° 24.514′ W. Marker is in Newtown Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from Charles Ellis Lane 0.2 miles north of West Chester Pike (Pennsylvania Route 3), on the left when traveling north. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Lyon (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisa May Alcott (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Fry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Betsy Ross (about 600 feet away); Clara Harlowe Barton (about 600 feet away); Newtown Friends Meeting (approx. ¼ mile away); Pratt Springhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Horace Lewis House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newtown Township.
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.