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Fairman’s Mansion

Penn Treaty Park

 
 
Fairman’s Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
1. Fairman’s Mansion Marker
Inscription. The natural beauty of the land along the Delaware River attracted William Penn to build his “Greene Countrie Towne” there. It also drew many influential people to settle there. In 1702 Thomas Fairman, Deputy Surveyor General to the Proprietor built a home very close to the spot where the Great Treaty is said to have taken place. The mansion he built was of generous size and elegance for the period. The house was occupied by a number of Pennsylvania governmental officials including William Penn, Governors John Evans and Anthony Palmer. At one point, Penn desired to make Fairman’s mansion his home in order to enjoy both the sights of the city and the peace of the country. Unable to accomplish this Penn continued occupancy of Pennsbury, his estate on the Delaware River. Fairman’s mansion was condemned and taken down in 1824-1825.
 
Location. 39° 58.009′ N, 75° 7.719′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on North Beach Street. Touch for map. The marker is at the base of the William Penn statue. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penn Treaty Park: A Place of Peace (here, next to this marker); "Associators"
Fairman’s Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
2. Fairman’s Mansion Marker
(here, next to this marker); The Great Treaty (here, next to this marker); The Penn Society Obelisk (here, next to this marker); The Great Elm (here, next to this marker); Penn Treaty Park (within shouting distance of this marker); America's First Lager (approx. 0.7 miles away); VFW Post 389 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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William Penn Statue image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
3. William Penn Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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