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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

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1Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — " hereby empowered to sieze such Fugitives"
Nobody with dark skin could live without fear of the kidnappers who operated under a virtual man-hunter's license provided by the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. For free Philadelphians of African descent, fear always stalked the streets as man-stealers . . . Map (db m102438) HM
2Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "…it was intended to be an expression of the American mind…"Independence
Thomas Jefferson resided at his site while drafting the Declaration of Independence. In little more than two weeks, Jefferson finished his timeless defense of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” While Jefferson labored over every word in . . . Map (db m106131) HM
3Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "An Act respecting fugitives from Justice"
In March of 1793, Washington signed the Fugitive Slave Act, which gave slave owners explicit authority to recover escaped slaved from any part of the nation. Some agents even took advantage of this law to kidnap free people of African descent.Map (db m102240) HM
4Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "Associators"Pennsylvania National Guard — 1747 - 1997 —
The Rampant Lion [Image of a lion with sword and shield] Crest of the the PA National Guard. Near this site, the Associators, a group of citizen-soldiers organized by Benjamin Franklin and predecessor to the modern Pennsylvania National . . . Map (db m19096) HM
5Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "Burn this treaty to Hell!"
On July 4, 1795, angry Philadelphians crowded the streets to protest the ratification of the Jay Treaty. The mob burned an effigy of former Chief Justice John Jay, who had negotiated a treaty with England that many people despised for its . . . Map (db m102220) HM
6Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "Freedom might be too great a temptation"
Hercules, Washington's enslaved chef, asked that his son Richmond be brought to Philadelphia. If Hercules wanted Richmond to witness free people of African descent in Philadelphia, his wish ended after a short period of time. Washington sent . . . Map (db m102439) HM
7Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "Gloria Dei" ChurchNational Historic Site
Here in 1677, Swedish settlers founded the first Christian church within what is now Philadelphia. Religious services were originally held in a log blockhouse. The present edifice, was erected in 1698-1703 and dedicated on June 2, 1700. In 1845 the . . . Map (db m21803) HM
8Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "I am free now"
Oney Judge's strong desire for freedom drove the 22-year-old enslaved seamstress to flee the President's House on May 21, 1796. With the help of friends of African descent, she found passage to New Hampshire, where she married, raised a family, . . . Map (db m179587) HM
9Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "I and my household"
On November 22, 1790, President Washington arrived at the President's House to establish his home and office. With him were eight enslaved African descendents, ordered by Washington himself to be rotated back to Mount Vernon to evade Pennsylvania's . . . Map (db m179613) HM
10Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "I will fear no Evil"
Many evenings, Oney Judge would sit on her pallet where she slept at the foot of Martha Washington's bed, sewing and listening to the First Lady read the Bible, sing hymns, and pray with her two granddaughters in the next room. In the 1840s, . . . Map (db m102275) HM
11Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "Pat's King of Steaks"
Using culinary influences from Abruzzi, Italy. Brothers Pat and Harry Olivieri created one of the nation's favorite fast foods. The steak sandwich, from a centuries-old recipe used in American homes, Pat's steaks originated here in 1930 and invented . . . Map (db m82079) HM
12Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "The Italian Market"
By 1915 a second generation of Italian Americans organized a business association due to competing nearby markets. The Association's officers' ancestries hailed from central and southern Italy, and eastern Sicily; other members also were Americans . . . Map (db m81641) HM
13Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — "We shall come to a civil war"
Abigail wrote to her sister in May of 1798 expressing her fears as the political debate heated up over President Adams' policies towards France. Over one thousand men marched in support of Adams on the street outside her window, while rumors . . . Map (db m102222) HM
14Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — “A Man Full of Trouble” Tavern
Built in 1759 with adjoining Paschall House. Last of the 18th century inns of colonial Philadelphia owned by Colonel Blaithewaite Jones, who was in charge of the Delaware River defenses of Philadelphia during the Revolution, and John Wood, famous . . . Map (db m31273) HM
15Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — “Common Sense”
At his print shop here, Robert Bell published the first edition of Thomas Paine’s revolutionary pamphlet in January 1776. Arguing for a republican form of government under a written constitution, it played a key role in rallying American support for . . . Map (db m32264) HM
16Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — “Evangeline”The Almshouse of the Society of Friends
On this site in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s narrative poem, “Evangeline,” Gabriel LaJeunesse and Evangeline Bellefontaine were reunited in the almshouse of the Society of Friends, located here 1729–1841.Map (db m50804) HM
17Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — “The Place You Tread is Holy Ground-”
In this church on the 4th of July 1779 was held the first public - religious commemoration of the Declaration of Independence. Attendance at the Holy Mass, then sung, was The Continental Congress, The President and official head of the new . . . Map (db m9113) HM
18Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 16"/50 Caliber Mark 7 Gun Barrel Number 293
This was the center gun of Turret 1 on the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) from 1943 until 1954, fired in anger during World War II and the Korean War. It was constructed at the Washington Navy Yard and installed on the ship here . . . Map (db m146660) HM
19Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 1900 Rittenhouse Square Apartments
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m146406) HM
20Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 1914-1918 Tribute Trees
The trees along this parkway have been planted as a tribute of honor and gratitude to the men who served their country in the Great War Higher public spirit Better social order Civic ClubMap (db m106925) HM WM
21Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 2012 Delancey Place
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m82816) HM
22Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 21st Ward Korean and Vietnam War Memorial
In memory of our sons and neighbors of the 21st Ward who lost their lives in Korea and Vietnam Korea Edward M. Dzuria U.S.A. Joseph J. Fairo U.S.A. Charles Gutgesell U.S.A. Thomas L. Palmer U.S.A. Raymond J. . . . Map (db m146352) WM
23Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 21st Ward World War Memorial
To the memory of the boys from the 21st Ward who lost their lives in the World war 1914-'18 Korean World War II VietnamMap (db m146356) WM
24Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 4728 Baltimore Avenue
Built c. 1930 West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb A National Register [of Historic Places] Historic DistrictMap (db m160443) HM
25Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — A Backyard in the Capital CityIndependence National Historical Park
Behind each house is a little court or garden, where usually are the necessaries . . . the kitchen, stable, etc. are all placed in buildings at the side or behind . . . ” An accurate portrait of home life in 18th-century . . . Map (db m106433) HM
26Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — A Day of Reciprocity
In late August of 1793, leading members of the free African and white communities joined in a banquet to celebrate the roof raising of the first African church in Philadelphia. The dinner was in two parts, Dr. Benjamin Rush explained, "six of the . . . Map (db m102295) HM
27Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — A Fashionable Promenade
In the 17th century, when the Square first appeared in the city plan, streams drained into a deep gully in front of you. Then, beginning in 1833, geometric paths invited visitors into a leveled square planted with hundreds of trees. By 1846, . . . Map (db m9031) HM
28Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — A Grand Cultural Boulevard
The architect who drafted the Parkway plan in 1897 envisioned a grand boulevard like the Champs-Elysses in Paris and those of the 1893 Chicago’s World Fair in Chicago. Here, a constellation of art schools and museums would become the city’s . . . Map (db m106618) HM
29Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — A Home For Art
Most of the early 20th century plans for the Parkway included two major art museums, each with its own art school. The architects dreamed of students learning to create works of art next door to grand museums devoted to showing great works of . . . Map (db m106572) HM
30Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — A Home for ArtParkway Museums District
Most of the early 20th century plans for the Parkway included two major art museums, each with its own art school. The architects dreamed of students learning to create works of art next door to grand museums devoted to showing great works . . . Map (db m146371) HM
31Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . Map (db m136474) HM
32Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — A Street Scene in the Capital City
The building at the corner of Library Street is a quaint and substantial example of the old style architecture where substance and solidity were objects of the first importance. Public Ledger, April 20, 1887 Close by the Pennsylvania State . . . Map (db m9253) HM
33Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — A Working-Class House in the Capital City
Wealth makes all the distinction of classes in Philadelphia. Duc de la Rochefoucault-Liancourt, 1783 The house of a workman stood here in the late 1700s when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States. Its location is marked . . . Map (db m9220) HM
34Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — A.M.E. Book Concern
Here in 1836 a church related company began printing hymnals, religious materials, and works by Black authors of the period. In 1847 The Christian Recorder was published here. Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner was editor of the firm until 1884.Map (db m83447) HM
35Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln stood here when he raised the flag on Independence Hall February 22nd 1861.Map (db m9259) HM
36Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Academy of Natural Sciences
Founded nearby in 1812, it is the oldest natural science institution in the Americas. It remains an invaluable resource for the study of life on Earth, with outstanding exhibits and scientific collections. Relocated to Logan Square in 1876, part of . . . Map (db m83404) HM
37Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . Map (db m136476) HM WM
38Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Aero Memorial1948 — Paul Manship (1885-1966) —
Shaped like a celestial sphere, this gilded bronze sculpture is dedicated to Pennsylvania aviators who died in World War I. The outer structure suggests as astronomical instrument, and the figures illustrate signs of the zodiac. Sculptor Paul . . . Map (db m106807) HM WM
39Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Aero Memorial PillarAviator Park — Memorial to the aviators of Pennsylvania killed in action —
Aero Memorial World War I 1917–1918Map (db m51069) HM
40Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — African American Baseball in Philadelphia
For 85 years, starting with the Pythians and Excelsiors in 1867, Black ball clubs were a significant part of the Philadelphia scene. The Giants, formed 1902, were soon "World's Colored Champions." The Hilldales, Eastern Colored League Champions, . . . Map (db m82076) HM
41Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church
Founded here in 1794 by 15 men and three women from St. George's Church, led by Rev. Harry Hosier. Zoar was active in the Underground Railroad and moved to 12th and Melon Streets in 1883. It is United Methodism's oldest Black congregation.Map (db m82644) HM
42Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — AIDS Library of Philadelphia
Begun in 1987, the AIDS Library of Philadelphia was the nation's first library to provide HIV/AIDS information and to help combat society's fears about the epidemic. In stark contrast to government's negligible response, LGBT communities nationwide . . . Map (db m135797) HM
43Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Albert M. Greenfield(1887-1967)
Greenfield created an East Coast business empire here in retail, real estate, hotels, and banks. He supported equality for African Americans and received a papal award for promoting Catholic/Jewish harmony. He championed political reform locally and . . . Map (db m135802) HM
44Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Alexander Milne CalderSculptor — 1846-1923 —
Alexander Milne Calder emigrated from Scotland in 1868 and spent twenty years creating over 250 sculptures that adorn City Hall. His bronze William Penn, installed atop the tower in 1894, is thought to be the largest sculpture on top of a . . . Map (db m107272) HM
45Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Alfred J. Reach(1840-1928)
Pioneer baseball professional; a great early 2nd baseman. Played for the Philadelphia Athletics, 1865-75. Phillies' first owner & president, 1883-1902. Published "Official Base Ball Guide." His A.J. Reach & Co., maker of sporting goods, was here.Map (db m82960) HM
46Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors
(Front Inscription): Erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in honor of her Colored Soldiers. (Back Inscription):To commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of all Colored Soldiers who served in the various wars engaged in by the . . . Map (db m8411) HM
47Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — American Bandstand
This television program had a major impact on the music, dance, and lifestyles of American teenagers. “Bandstand,” a local show, began in 1952. Dick Clark became host in 1956, and on August 5, 1957, “American Bandstand” . . . Map (db m53101) HM
48Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — American Friends Service Committee
Founded in Philadelphia in 1917, the AFSC has given practical expression to the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Its worldwide humanitarian work has reflected a commitment to nonviolence & justice. Co-recipient, Nobel Peace . . . Map (db m83475) HM
49Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — American Pharmaceutical Association
Professional society created Oct. 6-8, 1852, to assure quality & safe distribution of drugs. Pharmacists from eight states met in a building nearby for the founding meeting; among them was Philadelphian William Procter, Jr., "Father of American . . . Map (db m8985) HM
50Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society ~ Founded by ~ Benjamin Franklin - 1743 - --------------------- Outgrowth of The Junto, 1727   :   Reorganized 1769 The First Learned Society in the British Plantations in America -------------------- This . . . Map (db m106154) HM
51Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — American Philosophical Society Hall
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U. S. . . . Map (db m106153) HM
52Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — America's First Lager
In 1840, John Wagner brought lager yeast from his native Bavaria and brewed the nation's first lager beer. Later, other German immigrants began brewing lagers, which soon became popular & promoted growth of America's brewing industryMap (db m157426) HM
53Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 3 — An Gorta Mór - Ireland's Great Hunger
To this day, all over Ireland the landscape bears mute testimony to the events that occurred in the horrific period from 1845-1850. Starvation graveyards offer silent tribute to the millions of Irish men, women, and children buried in unmarked . . . Map (db m102387) HM
54Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Andrew Hamilton
In honor of Andrew Hamilton 1665 - 1741 "The Philadelphia Lawyer"Map (db m9351) HM
55Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Anna Thomas Jeanes(1822-1907)
A Quaker activist passionate about public health and education, Jeanes set up a bequest to fund a facility that became Jeanes Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center. She also financed the Jeanes Foundation, or Negro Rural School Fund, and appointed . . . Map (db m160450) HM
56Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Anne Brancato Wood(1903-1972)
A child of Italian immigrants, Brancato entered Democratic city politics in 1928. One of few women in the state assembly (1932-41), she sponsored pioneering social reform legislation. Her business offices were located here.Map (db m82820) HM
57Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Anthony Benezet(1713 - 1784)
Leading abolitionist in the 18th century, his writings influenced the antislavery movement worldwide and federal abolition legislation. A teacher and Quaker, he educated blacks in his home, 1750-70, and opened a secondary school for girls in 1754. . . . Map (db m102316) HM
58Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Anthony J. Drexel(1826 - 1893)
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Drexel created the world's first trans-Atlantic banking network from an office first located here. It financed many U.S. railroads and businesses of the industrial era. Founder of Drexel University.Map (db m9532) HM
59Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Arch Street Friends1681
The Arch Street Meeting House stands as an enduring symbol of the people who created Pennsylvania as a "Holy Experiment." Built to house the men's and women's Yearly Meetings, the business sessions of the Religious Society of Friends for . . . Map (db m9324) HM
60Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Arch Street Meeting House
The meetinghouse was built in 1804 on a burial ground granted by William Penn in 1701. It has been continuously used as a place of worship and center for activities of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) of the Philadelphia region.Map (db m82899) HM
61Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Archeology
In 2010, archeologists excavated this eastern portion of Logan Square, now called Sister Cities Park, in preparation for its renovation. In doing so, approximately 60 remnants of graves were uncovered, thought to be remnants from the early 19th . . . Map (db m106928) HM
62Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Archeology Methods and Interpretation
Uncovering History How do we learn about the lives of those who came before us? Old documents such as letters, diaries, and land deeds tell us about particular people, places and events. Yet written records do not always survive and most were . . . Map (db m8981) HM
63Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 6 — Arrival and Reception
The New World was often hostile to this flood of impoverished Irish immigrants. In America's cities, including Philadelphia, they arrived to face the native "Know-Nothing" movement, which defined "American" in terms that excluded the newly . . . Map (db m102396) HM
64Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Arsenal(former Guard House and Prison) — 1816 —
Report from the Fort 4 December 1815 • Captain Samuel Babcock, Engineer I have the honor to enclose an estimate and plans of additions and repairs which I conceive necessary at Fort Mifflin. The Bombproofs which exist at present are in a . . . Map (db m168237) HM
65Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Artillery
Cannon During the Revolutionary War armaments at Fort Mifflin were typical of those used at all colonial forts. Cannons were the largest weapons, but due to lack of materials in America, they were acquired from France or captured from the . . . Map (db m12783) HM
66Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Artillery Corps Washington Grays
Erected by the Artillery Corps Washington Grays On the street at the west side of this square was formed the 17th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, of which the Artillery Corps Washington Grays was a part, the first to arrive in Washington . . . Map (db m107091) HM
67Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Artillery Shed1837
Report from the Fort 30 September 1836 • Richard Delafield, Captain of Engineers [The] erection of a gun shed, for such artillery and carriages as shall not be mounted in battery … may not … be perfected this fall. National . . . Map (db m168468) HM
68Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Auditor’s Office SiteIndependence National Historical Park
During the 1790s, when Philadelphia was the capital of the United States, the Auditor of the United States rented a house on this site for his office. The Auditor, a member of the well-developed hierarchy of the Treasury Department, carefully . . . Map (db m106746) HM
69Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Awarding a Peace Medal
In 1792, Otetiani, a Seneca orator and political leader, led a large delegation of Native American leaders to Philadelphia to negotiate a peace treaty between Native American nations in the Northwest Territory and the United States. In honor of . . . Map (db m102414) HM
70Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Baker Bowl National League Park
The Phillies' baseball park from its opening in 1887 until 1938. Rebuilt 1895; hailed as nation's finest stadium. Site of first World Series attended by U.S. President, 1915; Negro League World Series, 1924-26; Babe Ruth's last major league game, . . . Map (db m82907) HM
71Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Baldwin Locomotive Works
For years the nation’s leading locomotive manufacturer, it exported products worldwide. Established here by Matthias Baldwin in 1835, it was an early example of integrated industrial organization, employing more than 15,000 workers. Its 39 buildings . . . Map (db m82520) HM
72Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Barbara Gittings(1932 - 2007)
Known as the mother of the LGBT civil rights movement, Gittings, who lived here, edited The Ladder, the first widespread lesbian journal. She led initiatives to promote LGBT literature in libraries and to remove . . . Map (db m146386) HM
73Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Barry
In memory of John Barry Father of the American Navy Born in Co. Wexford Ireland March 25, 1745 First captain of the first ship owned by the Continental Congress. Continuous in his service during the entire period of the Revolution. Supreme . . . Map (db m9117) HM
74Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Baruch S. Blumberg(1925-2011)
Nobel laureate who identified the hepatitis B virus and developed its diagnostic test and vaccine, which he shared to promote its use. Affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, NASA Astrobiology Inst., and pres. of American Philosophical Society. . . . Map (db m135985) HM
75Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Battle of Germantown
The Battle of Germantown occurred at Cliveden, the country home of Pa. Chief Justice Benjamin Chew, on Oct. 4, 1777. A British regiment occupied Cliveden and defended it from full assault by the colonials. Over 70 soldiers died on these grounds. . . . Map (db m12373) HM
76Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Battle of Germantown
On the morning of the Battle of Germantown, October 4 1777, the Pennsylvania Militia, under Gen'l John Armstrong, occupying the high ground on the west side of the creek opposite this point, engaged in a skirmish the left wing of the British . . . Map (db m24885) HM
77Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Battle of GermantownThe Revolution in the Wissahickon — 1777 —
To retake recently occupied Philadelphia, American Commander-in-Chief, General George Washington, ordered a surprise four-prong attack on the British forces encamped in Germantown. Assigned the defense of the Wissahickon Valley, German mercenary . . . Map (db m69051) HM
78Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Battle of Germantown Monument
Washington to the President of Congress ---------------- Upon the whole it may be said that the day was unfortunate rather than injurious. We sustained no material loss +++++ The enemy are nothing the better by the event & our troops, who are not in . . . Map (db m46830) HM
79Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Benj. H. HodgsonLieut. 7th U.S. Cavalry
Son of J. B. & M. A. Hodgson Killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn Custer Massacre June 25, 1876 in the 28th year of his age [ Left of Monument ] U. S. Military Academy West Point Class 1870 [ Right of Monument ] He the . . . Map (db m40982) HM
80Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Benjamin Banneker Institute
Founded here in 1854 and dedicated to the literary betterment of African Americans, this school was named for a Black astronomer and mathematician who published an almanac and helped survey Washington, D.C.Map (db m82535) HM
81Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Benjamin Franklin1706 - 1790
The class of 1930 at its 50th reunion honors Benjamin Franklin founder of the University of Pennsylvania which began at this site in 1749 and which in 1779 became the first university in this nation. We recognize the growth of our beloved . . . Map (db m9314) HM
82Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Benjamin Franklin(1706 - 1790)
Printer, author, inventor, diplomat, philanthropist statesman, and scientist. The eighteenth century's most illustrious Pennsylvanian built a house in Franklin Court starting in 1763, and here he lived the last five years of his life.Map (db m9535) HM
83Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Benjamin Rush(1745-1813)
Physician, humanitarian, educator, patriot leader. He signed the Declaration of Independence, opposed slavery, and supported public health & social reforms. Known as "Father of American Psychiatry." His house of birth stood here until 1969.Map (db m82038) HM
84Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant GardenSigns generously provided by the Groff Family Memorial Trust
The Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden is named in honor of Benjamin Rush (1746-1813), a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the founders of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. At the time of the founding of the College in . . . Map (db m146381) HM
85Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Benjamin Rush, M.D.1745 - 1813
Father of American Psychiatry Signer of the Declaration of Independence Heroic Physician, Teacher, Humanitarian Physician General of the Continental Army Physician to the Pennsylvania Hospital Professor of Physic, University of Pennsylvania Erected . . . Map (db m106480) HM
86Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Benjamin Smith Barton1766 - 1815
Physician, professor of natural history at the University of Pennsylvania. Author of first American botany textbook. In 1803, he taught natural history to Meriwether Lewis in preparation for Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1803 - 1806. He lived here.Map (db m24649) HM
87Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Berean Institute
Founded in 1899 by Rev. Matthew Anderson, pastor of Berean Presbyterian Church and founder of Berean Savings Association, this school taught Blacks skilled trades not available elsewhere. Later the curriculum was expanded to meet changing student . . . Map (db m82507) HM
88Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Bethel Burying Ground
Purchased in 1810 by Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church trustees, it was among the first independent cemeteries for the free Black community. Burials ceased in 1864. The land was sold to the city in 1889. Weccacoe Park was built over the graves of . . . Map (db m146545) HM
89Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Betsy Ross(1752-1836)
Credited with making the first stars and stripes flag, Ross was a successful upholsterer. She produced flags for the government for over 50 years. As a skilled artisan, Ross represents the many women who supported their families during the . . . Map (db m82895) HM
90Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Betsy Ross House
This house where Betsy Ross made the first American Flag was restored to its original colonial condition through the patriotic generosity of a Son of the American Revolution A. Atwater Kent of Philadelphia and was rededicated as a shrine of American . . . Map (db m106155) HM
91Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Bicentennial Dawn
A Multi-Unit Sculpture by Louise Nevelson Bicentennial Dawn, Philadelphia My search in life has been for a new seeing, a new image, a new insight, a new consciousness. This search includes the object as well as the in-between places – . . . Map (db m106485)
92Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Bicentennial Moon Tree
Sycamore planted May 6, 1975 from seed carried to the moon by Astronaut Stuart A. Roosa on Apollo XIV, February 1971. National Aeronautics & Space Administration Forest Service USDA Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Honoring . . . Map (db m9026) HM
93Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Billie Holiday(1915-1959)
Known as "Lady Day," she was called the greatest jazz vocalist of her time. Starting in 1933, she recorded with Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, and others. Notable songs include "Lover Man," "Strange Fruit." In this city, she often lived here.Map (db m168763) HM
94Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Blacksmith Shopca. 1778
Report from the Fort 21 January 1802 • Major J. J. Ulrich Rivardi The Blacksmith shop, a brick building, two fires, 20 feet by 19 – very good. In 1776 the Committee of Safety of the Delaware River ordered a “Smith Shop and . . . Map (db m12605) HM
95Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Blackwell House1809
Has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m82904) HM
96Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Bladen's Court
This small alley originated between 1749 and 1752. It served two properties that faced onto Front Street whose owners wanted outside access to their backyards. Each of the owners paid half of the cost of paving and cleaning the nine-foot . . . Map (db m146126) HM
97Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Booth Maternity Center
Established in 1971, Booth revolutionized women’s health care by offering expectant mothers natural, family-centered childbirth options. It became a national model for its midwife training and for its promotion of midwife/doctor collaboration to . . . Map (db m135810) HM
98Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski1748-1779
Native of Poland General of the Continental Army Despairing of liberty in his native land he volunteered his services to the American Patriots. Gave his life at the siege of Savannah.Map (db m29775) HM
99Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler
. . . Map (db m107584) HM
100Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Broad Street Station
Opened here, 1881, by the Pennsylvania Railroad; enlarged 1893. This was once the world's largest railroad passenger terminal. Its great arched train shed burned, 1923. The station and its long elevated stone track bed (the “Chinese . . . Map (db m20958) HM

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