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William Penn Annex West in Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946)

 
 
W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
1. W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946) Marker
Inscription.  American comedian raised in Philadelphia, noted for his irreverent wit. Starting out as a vaudeville juggler, he won enduring fame on screen and radio. He was in over 40 motion pictures, 1915-44. As a lad, he worked for a time at Strawbridge's here.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 57.075′ N, 75° 9.227′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in William Penn Annex West. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and N. 8th Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Marker is in front of the former Strawbridge and Clothier Department Store. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th & Market
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Siegmund Lubin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Cornelius (about 300 feet away); Declaration House (about 400 feet away); "…it was intended to be an expression of the American mind…" (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Declaration House (about 500 feet away); American Pharmaceutical Association (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for W.C. Fields. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.)
2. Strawbridge and Clothier Department Stores Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.)
3. W.C. Fields - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. W.C. Fields at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946) Marker
The former Strawbridge and Clothier flagship store and home office is to the right of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,592 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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