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Byberry Hall

 
 
Byberry Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 28, 2015
1. Byberry Hall Marker
Inscription.  Meeting place built in 1846-47 adjacent to Byberry Friends Meeting by renowned African American abolitionist Robert Purvis and others to facilitate public discussion of slavery and other social issues. Many famous abolitionists such as James and Lucretia Mott and William Lloyd Garrison spoke here. Purvis's farm estate across Byberry Road was a regular station on the Underground Railroad. Purvis estimated he helped over 9,000 to escape.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches & ReligionMan-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Quakerism ⛪ series lists.
 
Location. 40° 6.101′ N, 74° 58.849′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Byberry Road 0.1 miles north of Barbary Road, on the right when traveling north.
Byberry Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 28, 2015
2. Byberry Hall and Marker
Stone facade visible at upper right is original Byberry Hall
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3003 Byberry Road, Philadelphia PA 19154, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Rush (approx. 1.7 miles away); Busleton Field (approx. 2 miles away); Katharine Drexel (approx. 2.3 miles away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Andalusia (approx. 2.7 miles away); Thomas Holme (1624-1695) (approx. 3.8 miles away); Tides at Neshaminy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Greenbelt Knoll (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Abolitionist's Dreamland. (Submitted on April 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Robert Purvis at Find A Grave. (Submitted on April 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Robert Purvis: President of the Underground Railroad. (Submitted on April 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Robert Purvis Bio. (Submitted on April 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Byberry Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 28, 2015
3. Byberry Hall
Adjacent to Byberry Friends Meeting and burial ground
Byberry Friends Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 28, 2015
4. Byberry Friends Meeting House
About 100 yards north of Byberry Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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