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Wissahickon Boys Club

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
1. Wissahickon Boys Club Marker
Inscription. Founded by Germantown Quakers in 1885. This Club joined the national Boys Club Federation in 1906 - the first member to serve an African American population. Under president John T. Emlen & executive director William T. Coleman, it earned a reputation for outstanding service to youth. Club alumni include Bill Cosby, Herb Adderley. Renamed the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club in 1981, it moved here from Coulter St. & Pulaski Ave. in 1985.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.619′ N, 75° 10.628′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on West Coulter Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 328 W Coulter Street, Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Huston (approx. half a mile away); Female Medical College of Pennsylvania (approx. half a mile away); The Germantown White House (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Germantown White House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Louisa May Alcott (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Wissahickon Boys Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
2. Wissahickon Boys Club Marker
Christopher Saur (approx. 0.6 miles away); Christopher Sower (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lutheran Publication Society (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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