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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robert Mara Adger

(1837-1910)

 
 
Robert Mara Adger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Robert Mara Adger Marker
Inscription. Businessman, activist, bibliophile lived here. Director, Philadelphia Building & Loan Assn., pioneering Black firm. Amassed and donated a major collection of rare book, pamphlets on Blacks, antislavery. Founded Afro-American Historical Society.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.55′ N, 75° 9.378′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 823 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Octavious V. Catto (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry L. Phillips (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Institute For Colored Youth (about 500 feet away); William Whipper (about 500 feet away); Joe Venuti (about 700 feet away); Pennsylvania Hospital (about 700 feet away); Engine Company No. 11 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry George (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Robert Mara Adger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Robert Mara Adger Marker
Community Garden across the street from the Robert Mara Adger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
3. Community Garden across the street from the Robert Mara Adger Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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