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Joseph and Amy Cassey

(1789-1848)/(1809-56)

 
 
Joseph and Amy Cassey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Joseph and Amy Cassey Marker
Inscription. This prominent, wealthy African American abolitionist couple founded intellectual and benevolent societies for blacks. Dealing in real estate, Joseph provided rentals and loans to both blacks and whites at his barbershop here. Amy was active in the Female Anti-Slavery Soc.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.954′ N, 75° 8.871′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 4th Street between Chestnut and Market Sts.. Touch for map. 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. Philadelphia Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); A Street Scene in the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); Philosophical Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Benezet (within shouting distance of this marker); Fawcitt House Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carpenters' Hall (about 300 feet away); The Signer (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Joseph and Amy Cassey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Joseph and Amy Cassey Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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