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

Stephen Smith

(1795-1873)

 
 
Stephen Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. Stephen Smith Marker
Inscription. An abolitionist, Smith bought his freedom and was one of America's wealthiest Blacks with his coal, lumber, and real estate ventures. He was the major benefactor of the Stephen Smith Home for the Aged, located here.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.36′ N, 75° 12.729′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Belmont Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First African Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); African American Baseball in Philadelphia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laura Wheeler Waring (approx. half a mile away); Freedom Now Rally (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Solitude (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Philadelphia Zoo (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Solitude (approx. 0.9 miles away); Crystal Bird Fauset (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
Stephen Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. Stephen Smith Marker
Stephen Smith Home for the Aged-Founded 1865 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
3. Stephen Smith Home for the Aged-Founded 1865
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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