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Friends Meeting

 
 
Friends Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Friends Meeting Marker
Inscription.  This meetinghouse was erected in 1804. It is used for weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly meetings of Friends. The ground was first used for burial purposes under patent issued by William Penn in 1701.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Quakerism series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
 
Location. 39° 57.136′ N, 75° 8.748′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Old City. Marker is on Arch Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is between 3rd and 4th Streets. 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. Arch Street Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); Arch Street Friends (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Arch Street Meeting House
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(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Arch Street Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); A Revolutionary Religion / Betsy Ross / Arch Street Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Nicholas Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); What is Quakerism? (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Philadelphia Fire Department Mural Project (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Arch Street Friends Meeting image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Arch Street Friends Meeting
Public Water Fountain near marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
3. Public Water Fountain near marker
Phila. Fountain Society
Instituted A.D. 1869
Presented by a Lady
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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