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

History Lost & Found

 
 
History Lost & Found Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
1. History Lost & Found Marker
Inscription.

Archeology
Archeologists not only dig in remote places to uncover ancient civilizations, but they also look for artifacts at urban sites such as this one. Look below for remnants of the President's House foundation using the diagram as a guide.

[Illustration captions, from left to right, read]
President's House Site Archeological Excavation with key. Courtesy, Independence National Historical Park.

The historic ground plan for the President's House showing the area of the excavations and the relationship of the site to the present Liberty Bell Center. Courtesy, Independence National Historical Park.

On July 11, 2007, a West African Yoruba and Pan-African libation ceremony concluded the closing of the archeological investigation.

Archeologists at work in the cold cellar area of the kitchen.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 57.026′ N, 75° 9.004′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and South Independence Mall West (6th Street), on the right when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: President's House Site N of Liberty Bell Pavilion, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

History Lost & Found Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
2. History Lost & Found Marker
Looking south toward the President's House exposed foundations enclosure
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Awarding a Peace Medal (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named History Lost & Found (here, next to this marker); Washington's Death and a Renewed Hope for Freedom (here, next to this marker); The House & the People Who Worked & Lived In It (here, next to this marker); "I will fear no Evil" (here, next to this marker); The Keeper of the House (here, next to this marker); Suppressing the Opposition (here, next to this marker); Strengthening Ties with the United States (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the President's House Site. (Submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. President's House Site: Uncovering the Past through Archeology. (Submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Foundation Excavation Photo on History Lost & Found Marker image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, circa 2007
3. Foundation Excavation Photo on History Lost & Found Marker
Excavation Diagram on History Lost & Found Marker image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service
4. Excavation Diagram on History Lost & Found Marker
View of Exposed Foundation From Near The History Lost & Found Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
5. View of Exposed Foundation From Near The History Lost & Found Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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