“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

First Republican National Convention

First Republican National Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, June 27, 2015
1. First Republican National Convention Marker
Inscription. In the Musical Fund Hall here in June 1856, John C. Fremont was nominated for President of the U.S. He lost the election to James Buchanan. Formed in 1854, the Republican Party opposed the extension of slavery; Lincoln was its first nominee elected President (1860)
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 56.816′ N, 75° 9.306′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Locust Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 808 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reynolds-Morris House (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Bonaparte (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mikveh Israel Cemetery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mikveh Israel Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Walnut Street Theatre (about 400 feet away); Wills Eye Hospital (about 500 feet away); The Ayer Building (about 500 feet away); McClellan House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. Politics
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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