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Insurance Company of North America

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
1. Insurance Company of North America Marker
Inscription.
Formed in 1792 at Independence Hall to write marine insurance and incorporated in 1794, it was the first US firm to insure a building’s contents from fire. One of the most global insurers of the 20th century, INA created the homeowners policy in 1950. Located along “Insurance Row” (Walnut St. from 2nd to 6th) for much of the 19th century, and in the landmark INA Building at 1600 Arch St., 1925-91. Acquired by ACE (later Chubb) Ltd., 1999.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.846′ N, 75° 8.952′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Walnut Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 436 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Secretary of the Navy’s Office Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Surgeons’ Hall Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Morris (1734 - 1806) (within shouting distance of this marker); John Nepomuk Maelzel
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By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Insurance Company of North America Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Original Cobblestone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away); James Madison 4th President lived here (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Insurance Company of North America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Insurance Company of North America Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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