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The German Society of Pennsylvania

 
 
The German Society of Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
1. The German Society of Pennsylvania Marker
Inscription. The oldest German American organization in the US was founded Dec. 26, 1764, in Philadelphia to provide legal aid, welfare, and language support to German immigrants. Its library, containing one of the nation’s largest German collections, is used by the public and scholars world-wide. The Society moved here in 1888 and continues to preserve German culture and heritage through language instruction, as well as music and educational programs.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.693′ N, 75° 8.951′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Spring Garden Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA 19123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Poes in Philadelphia (within shouting distance of this marker); David Bustill Bowser (approx. ¼ mile away); Hershey's First Candy Store (approx. ¼ mile away); African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First African Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 0.4
The German Society of Pennsylvania-Marker on the left in the background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
2. The German Society of Pennsylvania-Marker on the left in the background
miles away); Historic Burial Grounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); VFW Post 389 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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The German Society of Pennsylvania image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
3. The German Society of Pennsylvania
The German Society of Pennsylvania-Murals on adjacent building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
4. The German Society of Pennsylvania-Murals on adjacent building
The German Society of Pennsylvania National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
5. The German Society of Pennsylvania National Register of Historic Places
The German Society of Pennsylvania 1764 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
6. The German Society of Pennsylvania 1764 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 23, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5, 6. submitted on April 30, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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