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Robert Purvis

(1810-1898)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
1. Robert Purvis Marker
Inscription. An abolitionist, Purvis fought for the rights of Blacks through his lecturing, writing, and activity in antislavery societies. As an agent for the Underground Railroad, he built a secret area here at his house to hide slaves.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.896′ N, 75° 9.859′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Mt. Vernon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Mt. Vernon Street, Philadelphia PA 19130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Eakins (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Father Divine (approx. mile away); Baldwin Locomotive Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); The SPHAs Basketball Team (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frank N. Piasecki (approx. half a mile away); Thomas E. Cahill (approx. half a mile away); The Philadelpha Pyramid Club (approx. half a mile away); Eastern State Penitentiary (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansEducation
 
Robert Purvis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
2. Robert Purvis 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 206 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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