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Todd House

Independence National Historical Park

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
Todd House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, June 29, 2014
1. Todd House Marker
Inscription.  
Quaker lawyer John Todd lived here with his wife Dolley, their two young children, and hunting dog "Pointer." Tragedy struck in 1793 when Dolley lost her husband during the yellow fever epidemic and their youngest child in the same year. Dolley soon met and married James Madison and later became First Lady to the 4th president of the United States.

Built in 1776,this restored middle class house is available to see by tour only. For more information, go to the Independence Visitor Center at 6th & Market Street.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommercePatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
 
Location. 39° 56.833′ N, 75° 8.871′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on S. 4th Street. 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. Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (a few steps

Todd House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, June 29, 2014
2. Todd House
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from this marker); James Madison 4th President lived here (a few steps from this marker); A Working-Class House in the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); The Philadelphia Contributionship (within shouting distance of this marker); “Evangeline” (within shouting distance of this marker); Old St. Joseph's National Shrine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Backyard in the Capital City (about 300 feet away); Old St. Joseph's (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Dolley Madison - National First Ladies Library. (Submitted on November 29, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Todd House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, June 29, 2014
3. Todd House
<i>GENERAL VIEW - Dilworth-Todd-Moylan House, 343 Walnut Street, Philadelphia…</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Boucher, 1966
4. GENERAL VIEW - Dilworth-Todd-Moylan House, 343 Walnut Street, Philadelphia…
Photo courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2014, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2014, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   4. submitted on November 29, 2014. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 27, 2022