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The Kelly Family

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
1. The Kelly Family Marker
Inscription. This famous family lived in the home built here by John B. Kelly. A successful businessman active in city politics. Jack was a 3-time Olympic gold medal winner in the 1920s for rowing. Son John Jr. ("Kell") won the Diamond Scull at the 1947 British Henley Regatta and a bronze medal at the 1956 Olympics. Both father and son were named to the US Rowing and Olympic Halls of Fame. Daughter Grace was an Academy Award winning actress and Princess of Monaco.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.066′ N, 75° 11.348′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Henry Avenue and West Coulter Street on Henry Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (approx. mile away); Female Medical College of Pennsylvania (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ten Box Shelter (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Germantown (approx. 0.7 miles away); Forbidden Drive (approx.
The Kelly Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
2. The Kelly Family Marker
0.7 miles away); Joseph Huston (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rittenhouse Town (approx. 0.8 miles away); David Rittenhouse (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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The Kelly Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
3. The Kelly Family Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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