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Washington Avenue Immigration Station

 
 
Washington Avenue Immigration Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Washington Avenue Immigration Station Marker
Inscription. Since the 1870s, the station was an entry point and processing center for immigrants, primarily from Eastern and Southern Europe. From here, newcomers moved into the city or other parts of the state. It was demolished in 1915.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 55.986′ N, 75° 8.598′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Christopher Columbus Blvd. and Washington Avenue on Christopher Columbus Blvd.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grand Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Catherine Hanson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gloria Dei Church (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named "Gloria Dei" Church (about 500 feet away); Old Swedes' Church (about 600 feet away); Shot Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Moriah Temple Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Stephen Decatur (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Washington Avenue Immigration Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Washington Avenue Immigration Station 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 183 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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