Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Home of Juan de Miralles
Through these officials Spanish military and financial assistance was channeled to the American Patriot.
Erected 1967 by Government of Spain, in tribute.
Location. 39° 56.75′ N, 75° 8.805′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 3rd Street north of Spruce Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 242 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Home of John Penn (here, next to this marker); The House of Samuel Powel (a few steps from this marker); “Common Sense” (within shouting distance of this marker); Caspar Wistar (about 400 feet Old St. Joseph's (about 400 feet away); Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); Old St. Mary's (about 400 feet away); Manuel Torres (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . . Spain and Cuba in the Independence of the United States. “The Spanish contribution to the independence of the United States had three main aspects: asylum given to American ships in peninsular and colonial ports, as well as payments made for needed repairs of the ships; the use of armed forces in attacking the English possessions in the Gulf of Mexico; and finally, throughout the whole duration of the Revolutionary War, numerous financial donations and loans for payments and supplies to the Continental Army.” (Submitted on June 21, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,460 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.