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

West Wing - Independence Hall

Independence National Historical Park

 
 
West Wing - Independence Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
1. West Wing - Independence Hall Marker
Inscription.
Completed in 1736 as an integral part of the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall), the West Wing provided offices and quarters for the doorkeepers of the Pennsylvania Assembly.

In 1812 the West and East Wings were replaced with “modern” fireproof office buildings. In 1898 city preservationists reconstructed the wings.

Today the West Wing houses an exhibit of the founding documents of the United States of America.
 
Erected by Independence National Historical Park.
 
Location. 39° 56.936′ N, 75° 9.021′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the south side of Independence Hall. 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. Memorial to the Soldiers and Patriots of the Revolution (a few steps from this marker); Declaration Chamber (a few steps from this marker); In This Building (a few steps from this marker); Independence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named
West Wing - Independence Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. West Wing - Independence Hall Marker
Independence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); John F. Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomas Garrigue Masaryk (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
West Wing - Independence Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. West Wing - Independence Hall
West Wing of Independence Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
4. West Wing of Independence Hall
Congress Hall can be seen next to the West Wing.
West Wing of Independence Hall (North View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2017
5. West Wing of Independence Hall (North View)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on August 9, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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