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Fawcitt House Site

 
 
Fawcitt House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Fawcitt House Site Marker
Inscription.  Delegates walking to Carpenters' Hall (to your left) for meetings of the First Continental Congress in 1774 passed an aging wood house at this site. The two-story house was built about 1706 for bodice-maker Nathan Fawcitt.
The Fawcitt House, like most wood houses of the period, has not survived. In fact, wood houses became such fire hazards in the congested city that by 1796 city codes prohibited their construction.
 
Erected by Independence National Historical Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable BuildingsPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 39° 56.918′ N, 75° 8.828′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Old City. Marker can be reached from Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is near the path to Carpenters' Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 326 Chestnut St, 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. Carpenters' Hall (a few steps from this marker); New Hall (a
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few steps from this marker); Anthony Benezet (within shouting distance of this marker); What Was Lost? (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Court Market Street Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Court & Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); First Continental Congress (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Fawcitt House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Fawcitt House Site Marker
Fawcitt House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Fawcitt House Site Marker
Carpenters' Hall can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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