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Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

 
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Inscription.  The class of 1930 at its 50th reunion honors Benjamin Franklin founder of the University of Pennsylvania which began at this site in 1749 and which in 1779 became the first university in this nation. We recognize the growth of our beloved institution from small beginning to world renown. May our fellow men note our affection for the university and our respect for its architect. May 1980
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
Location. 39° 57.137′ N, 75° 8.815′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Arch Street, on the right when traveling south on 4th Street. Marker is on the side wall of the Holiday Inn. 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. Philadelphia Conference (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch Street Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Arch Street Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); About the Meeting House / A Master Builder / Arch Street Meeting House
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Benjamin Franklin Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); You're Standing on a Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); What Happened to the Headstones? (within shouting distance of this marker); Keys To Community (within shouting distance of this marker); The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Benjamin Franklin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Benjamin Franklin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,199 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Dec. 9, 2022