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Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

 
 
Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
1. Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. In 1729, Rev. Joseph Greaton, SJ, established the earliest foundation of Catholicism in Pa. He was the church’s first pastor and the only Catholic priest in Philadelphia when the church was built in 1733. Jesuits from this parish founded the early frontier missions of Conewago in Adams County and Goshenhoppen in Berks County, as well as the first Catholic churches in New Jersey and Delaware.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.833′ N, 75° 8.859′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 324 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Todd House (a few steps from this marker); James Madison 4th President lived here (within shouting distance of this marker); A Working-Class House in the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); The Philadelphia Contributionship (within shouting distance of this marker); “Evangeline” (within shouting distance of this
Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
2. Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Marker
marker); A Backyard in the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); Old St. Joseph's (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Dock Creek (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
 
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 209 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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