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

William Allen

(1704-1780)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
1. William Allen Marker
Inscription. One of colonial America's wealthiest men, Allen supported construction of the state house, now Independence Hall. He helped establish Pennsylvania Hospital and the Academy and College of Philadelphia, which became the University of Pa. He founded the City of Allentown and was Chief Justice of the Pa. Supreme Court. Initially supporting colonial interests, he became a Loyalist until he died here at his estate, Mt. Airy, for which the community is named.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 3.658′ N, 75° 11.491′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Germantown Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is located in front of Lutheran Seminary. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7300 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy World War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wissahickon Inn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Violet Oakley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Germantown Meetinghouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mower General Hospital
William Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
2. William Allen Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); C. Delores Tucker (approx. one mile away); Cliveden (approx. one mile away); Buckley Park (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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