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Secretary of the Navy’s Office Site

Independence National Historical Park

 
 
Secretary of the Navy’s Office Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
1. Secretary of the Navy’s Office Site Marker
Inscription.
The rise of the United States as a naval power began during the tenure of Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert. In the late 1790s, Stoddert occupied an office at this site.

During the time Stoddert was working here, Congress authorized the purchase of several warships, as well as cannon and naval supplies. The USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) took to the seas in 1798, the same year Stoddert took office.
 
Erected by Independence National Historical Park.
 
Location. 39° 56.863′ N, 75° 8.935′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. 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. Robert Morris (1734 - 1806) (within shouting distance of this marker); Surgeons’ Hall Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Insurance Company of North America (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Bank of the United States
Secretary of the Navy’s Office Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Secretary of the Navy’s Office Site Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Working-Class House in the Capital City (about 300 feet away); James Madison 4th President lived here (about 300 feet away); Peale’s Mastodon, 2017 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Secretary of the Navy’s Office Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Secretary of the Navy’s Office Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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