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Thomas Bond House

 
 
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Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 14, 2010
1. Thomas Bond House Marker
Inscription.  In 1769, when Dr. Thomas Bond built this house and rented it to his son and namesake, the elder Bond was already a prominent Philadelphia physician and civic leader. Along with Benjamin Franklin, he helped to found the Pennsylvania Hospital and the American Philosophical Society.

Restored on the exterior to its 19th century appearance, this house now serves as a bed and breakfast inn.
 
Erected by Independence National Historical Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 39° 56.849′ N, 75° 8.65′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 2nd Street south of Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker faces the unsigned alley (formerly Samson Street) and Welcome Park. 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. Slate Roof House (here, next to this marker); Hannah Callowhill Penn (a few steps from this marker); Welcome Park (a few steps from this marker); The names of the streets…
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, March 19, 2022
2. Thomas Bond House Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); The City Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Merchants' Exchange Cupola Restoration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fraunces Tavern (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Bond, Physician. Wikipedia entry. “... He returned to Philadelphia in 1739, and two years later was made Port Inspector for Contagious Diseases in that city. In 1743, he helped his long-time friend Benjamin Franklin establish the American Philosophical Society. Having formed a favorable opinion of British hospitals in the course of his studies, Bond began trying to raise funds in 1750 to establish a place of care for the both the sick and the mentally ill, particularly for the poor. Unable to raise the funds himself, he turned to his friend Franklin, who had more success. Together they co-founded the Pennsylvania Hospital, which is located on Eighth and Pine Streets in Philadelphia. ...” (Submitted on June 29, 2010.) 

2. Thomas Bond at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Thomas Bond House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 14, 2010
3. Thomas Bond House
Marker is on the side entrance, on banister, facing the alley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 29, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on March 27, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on June 29, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 25, 2022