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The Arsenal of Independence

 
 
The Arsenal of Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
1. The Arsenal of Independence Marker
Inscription.
Imagine this neighborhood filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of war. Philadelphia’s tradesmen and women produced muskets, cannons, ammunition, wagons, ships, uniforms, and flags that helped to win American Independence.

In 1775, hat maker Benjamin Flower lived just a block from where you are standing. He joined the Revolutionary cause and became Commissary General of Military Stores for the Continental Army. This portrait shows him standing among cannons and ammunition on what is now Philadelphia’s Franklin Square.

 
Erected 2017.
 
Location. 39° 56.914′ N, 75° 8.756′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the cannons in front of the Museum of the American Revolution. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Declaration of Independence (a few steps from this marker); Secretary of the Treasury’s Office Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Crossing the Delaware
The Arsenal of Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. The Arsenal of Independence Marker
Marker can be seen to the right of the cannons.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Auditor’s Office Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Elliott Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mechanics' Union of Trade Associations (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony J. Drexel (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The picture on the marker depicts Colonel Benjamin Flower, attributed to Charles Willson and James Peale, Ca. 1779-1781, from Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum, Baltimore, MD.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at the Museum of the American Revolution image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Marker at the Museum of the American Revolution
Museum of the American Revolution image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
4. Museum of the American Revolution
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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