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

Original Cobblestone

 
 
Original Cobblestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Original Cobblestone Marker
Inscription. In front of you lies a remnant of a cobblestone street (also called "pebblestone")constructed about 1800.
Although William Penn, founder of Philadelphia carefully planned the placement of city streets as early as 1681, it was not until 1762 that the city assumed responsibility for paving.
 
Erected by Independence National Historical Park.
 
Location. 39° 56.804′ N, 75° 8.935′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the Rose Garden between 4th and 5th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); John Nepomuk Maelzel (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Philadelphia Contributionship (within shouting distance of this marker); Old St. Joseph's (within shouting distance of this marker); Insurance Company of North America
Original Cobblestone Street image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Original Cobblestone Street
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philosophić et Scientić Domus (about 300 feet away); Don Juan Bautista Bernabeu (about 300 feet 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 July 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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