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House of Industry

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. House of Industry Marker
Inscription. Founded 1846, this was Pennsylvania's first such institution. Irish Catholics, other immigrants, & native-born were its constituency. Services to the needy included training programs for persons seeking work, designed to encourage their ultimate independence.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.341′ N, 75° 9.305′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Catherine Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 714 Catherine Street, Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Giannini Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Eddie Lang (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mario Lanza (about 400 feet away); St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Parish (about 500 feet away); Joe Venuti (about 700 feet away); Frank Gasparro (about 700 feet away); South 9th Street Curb Market (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
House of Industry image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. House of Industry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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