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Father Divine

 
 
Father Divine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. Father Divine Marker
Inscription. Rev. Major J. Divine, civil rights leader of the 1930s, established Cooperative Economic Plan, providing life's necessities at nominal prices. Divine Lorraine Hotel here, built 1894 and acquired in 1948, was one of the first integrated hotels of its caliber in the U.S.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.005′ N, 75° 9.617′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broad Street and Ridge Avenue on North Broad Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the North East corner. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Purvis (approx. mile away); The Philadelpha Pyramid Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Eakins (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hershey's First Candy Store (approx. half a mile away); The Legendary Blue Horizon (approx. half a mile away); The SPHAs Basketball Team (approx. half a mile away); Freedom Theatre (approx. half a mile away); Berean Institute (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Father Divine - Wikipedia
Divine Lorraine Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. Divine Lorraine Hotel
The hotel is now under renovation.
. (Submitted on April 20, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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