Franklin Privy Pit
A stone drain connecting to a vertical brick pipe conveyed waste into the pit either from Franklin's "water closet", "bathing room" or "run-off" from the sunken areaway outside the cellar kitchen. This is a remnant of areaway foundation retaining wall. Vertical brick pipe.
"... [Dr. Franklin] is obliged to use the warm bath every day to ease the pain of the gallstone. His bathing vessel is said to be a curiosity: it is copper, in the form of a slipper; he sits in the heel and his legs go under the vamp, on the instep he has a place to fix his book, and here he sits and enjoys himself ..."
Rev. Belknap to Rev. Manasseh Cutler, Nov. 18, 1785
Location. 39° 56.967′ N, 75° 8.798′ 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 Court (a few steps from this marker); The History of Franklin Court (a few steps from this marker); Franklin's Neighborhood
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.