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The Home of John Penn

 
 
The Home of John Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 14, 2010
1. The Home of John Penn Marker
Inscription. On this site was the home 1766-1771 of John Penn 1726–1795, last colonial governor of Pennsylvania, son of Richard Penn and grandson of William Penn, the founder. Also the home 1771–1810 of Benjamin Chew 1722–1810, last colonial Chief Justice of Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 1932 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Colonial Dames of America, Chapter II, Philadelphia.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
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 Juan de Miralles (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 away, measured in a direct line);
Site of the Home of John Penn image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 14, 2010
2. Site of the Home of John Penn
This brass tablet is between the windows below the Juan de Miralles tablet (which see). The Samuel Powel house (which see) can be seen next door.
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.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Site of the Home of John Penn and of Juan de Miralles image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 14, 2010
3. Site of the Home of John Penn and of Juan de Miralles
 
 
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 598 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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