Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“A Man Full of Trouble” Tavern
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1759.
Location. 39° 56.671′ N, 75° 8.679′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Spruce Street just east of South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (about 500 feet away); Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Society Hill / The New Market and Head House (about 600 feet away); Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial (about 600 feet away); Capt. Charles Massey HouseFraunces Tavern (about 700 feet away); Powel House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
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1. Man Full of Trouble Tavern. Drinking establishments in Colonial Philadelphia, be they in the form of coffee houses, taverns, or unlicensed ‘tippling houses,’ were more than places to drink and dine. Taverns were where the community conducted business, got its news, argued politics, attended concerts and auctions, socialized, or just plain got polluted.
“In Philadelphia’s early years there were no separate buildings which served as dance halls, theaters, or clubs — taverns, instead, provided all-purpose service. Until the Revolutionary Era, taverns and inns were the largest public buildings in Philadelphia. (Submitted on May 29, 2010.)
2. Philadelphia's Last surviving Colonial Tavern. (Submitted on August 14, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.