Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
By-laws of the Carpenters' Company
Carpenters' Hall, completed in 1774, was the meeting place of a group of Philadelphia master builders known as the Carpenters' Company. The Carpenters banded together to establish architectural standards, to set prices for work, and to aid members' families in times of need.
A visitor to Philadelphia in the 1700s would have seen many buildings designed and constructed by members of the Carpenters' Company, including the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall), Old City Hall, The Pennsylvania Hospital, Benjamin Franklin's mansion, and their own Carpenters' Hall.
The Carpenters aided the leaders of the American Revolution by offering them the use of Carpenters' Hall. It was here that the First Continental Congress gathered in 1774 to air their grievances against Great Britain.
Carpenters' Hall is a part of Independence National Historical Park, but is still owned and operated by the Carpenters' Company. Visitors are welcome during scheduled hours.
Erected by Independence National Historical Park.
Marker series. National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 39° 56.893′ N, 75° 8.832′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the entrance path to Carpenters' Hall east of 4th Street. 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. First Continental Congress (a few steps from this marker); Quaker School Site (a few steps from this marker); New Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Quaker Meeting House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Dock Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Fawcitt House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Carpenters' Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); A Backyard in the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions • Notable Buildings • Notable Events •
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