Eventually he built his home in this very neighborhood and was associated with this same scene to the end of his days.
In one of those Market Street dwellings, Franklin worked at his first job in Philadelphia. In another resided his future wife, Deborah. Edward Duffield, who was to become Franklin's close friend, lived on the same block.
Franklin of course knew the tradesmen of the area well, and was in turn respected by them. They were his neighbors, and though he spent many years abroad, he still regarded this setting as his lifelong neighborhood.
Location. 39° 56.983′ N, 75° 8.797′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Market Street. Touch for map. Located within Franklin Court. 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. Franklin Privy Pit (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Court (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Franklin Court
Categories. • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Patriots & Patriotism •
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