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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Republican National Convention

 
 
First Republican National Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, June 27, 2015
1. First Republican National Convention Marker
Inscription.  In the Musical Fund Hall here in June 1856, John C. Frémont was nominated for President of the U.S. He lost the election to James Buchanan. Formed in 1854, the Republican Party opposed the extension of slavery; Lincoln was its first nominee elected President (1860)
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 39° 56.816′ N, 75° 9.306′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Locust Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 808 Locust 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. Reynolds-Morris House (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Bonaparte (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mikveh Israel Cemetery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also
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named Mikveh Israel Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Walnut Street Theatre (about 400 feet away); Wills Eye Hospital (about 500 feet away); The Ayer Building (about 500 feet away); McClellan House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 17, 2021