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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

 
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Philadelphia is the county seat for Philadelphia County
Adjacent to Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
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      Delaware County (283)  
      Montgomery County (266)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — A Garden For The DeadLaurel Hill Cemetery
A grieving father, John Jay Smith went to visit the grave of his daughter in Center City. He could not find it in the over-crowded churchyard and became determined to create a rural cemetery. Founded in 1836, Laurel Hill Cemetery was designed to be . . . Map (db m124902) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — A Retreat for the LivingLaurel Hill Cemetery
Visitors are invited to stroll the grounds, ride their bikes, run, walk their dogs, and enjoy the beautiful scenic river views. Experience the Cemetery's plants, specimen trees and wildlife change through the seasons when you visit Laurel Hill . . . Map (db m240247) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — 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
4 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Capt. Henry J. Biddle2nd Lieut. Jonathan Williams Biddle
Capt. Henry J. Biddle Assistant Adjutant General Pennsylvania Reserves Born   May 16, 1817 Mortally wounded in the Battle of New Market Cross Roads June 30, Died in Richmond, Va. July 20, 1862 [ Lt. Jonathan Biddle Marker ] In memory of . . . Map (db m41064) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Chapel
Former site of cemetery chapel Removed in 1885Map (db m193931) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Charles Thomson(1729 – 1824)
First and only Secretary to the Continental and Confederation Congresses (1774 – 1789) A farmer and Biblical scholar in retirement at his estate called Harriton in Bryn Mawr.Map (db m40971) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace
BINAC, the world’s first commercial, electronic, stored program, digital computer passed verification tests here, at 3747 Ridge Ave., on April 7, 1949. Customer acceptance of UNIVAC I, the world’s first open market, commercial computer, followed on . . . Map (db m40918) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Commodore Isaac HullUnited States Naval Officer — 09 March 1773   –   13 February 1843 —
A defender of American freedom and pioneer of a new nation. He lifted the spirits of an entire nation by defeating the British on the high seas, while commanding USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” in battle with HMS Guerriere . . . Map (db m40929) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Elisha Kent Kane(1820-1857)
Born in Philadelphia, Kane was a prominent explorer of the Arctic in the 1850s. His writings after his expeditions influenced scientific and popular opinion on the polar regions. He was first to chart a course that became the route that Robert Peary . . . Map (db m136000) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Gatehouse
Designed By John Notman Built in 1836Map (db m193928) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — General Hugh Mercer
General Hugh Mercer a native of Scotland; as assistant surgeon in the Battle of Culloden; The companion of Washington in the Indian Wars of 1755 – 56; He received a medal from the Corporation of Philadelphia for courage and conduct in . . . Map (db m40967) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Hector Tyndale
Born March 24, 1821. Died March 19, 1880. ”Give me light to see and strength to do my duty.” Major 28 Pennsylvania Volunteers. June 28, 1861. Lt. Col. 28 Pennsylvania Volunteers. April 25, 1862. Brigadier General U.S. Volunteers. . . . Map (db m138647) HM WM
13 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Laurel Hill Cemetery
Founded in 1836 and designed by Scottish architect John Notman, this was the nation’s second major rural cemetery. With its rolling landscape, horticultural plantings, and eclectic architecture, it offered a romantic alternative to the crowded . . . Map (db m40919) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Laurel Hill Cemetery
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America This cemetery was designed in 1836 by John Notman and is one of the finest examples of a . . . Map (db m40970) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Laurel Hill Cemetery
Established in 1836, Laurel Hill was a forerunner of America's rural cemetery movement, promising Philadelphia families a permanent, nonsectarian place of rest in a picturesque setting. Partnering founders, John Jay Smith, Nathan Dunn, Frederick . . . Map (db m193929) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Laurel Hill Cemetery
In the decades following the American Revolution, the young nation's old cities began their growth into urban centers. The early nineteenth century ushered in new opportunities for development, and the city of Philadelphia assumed its position at . . . Map (db m193933) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Laurel Hill Cemetery
Though now nearly three times as large, Laurel Hill began on a 32-acre tract of land along the southern banks of the Schuylkill River that had been the former country seat of merchant Joseph Sims. In an unprecedented step, the founders selected a . . . Map (db m193934) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Laurel Hill Cemetery
Laurel Hill soil was broken in October 1836 to receive the remains of its first permanent resident, a Quaker woman by the name of Mercy Carlisle. While catering to the average citizen, the cemetery's founders were likewise determined to invest . . . Map (db m193958) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Laurel Hill Cemetery
The cemetery's popularity as a final place of rest continued to flourish until at long last, Laurel Hill no longer had the ability to expand. With future financial prospects dimming, managers established West Laurel Hill Cemetery across the River . . . Map (db m193978) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Laurel Hill Cemetery
Established in 1836, Laurel Hill was a forerunner of America's rural cemetery movement, promising Philadelphia families a permanent, nonsectarian place of rest in a picturesque setting. Partnering founders, John Jay Smith, Nathan Dunn, Frederick . . . Map (db m240237) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — 62 — Laurel Hill Cemetery1836
Laurel Hill Cemetery was founded in 1836 as a nonsectarian alternative to Philadelphia's crowded, inner-city churchyards of the early nineteenth century. Intended for use by the living, as well as the dead, the cemetery's design takes advantage of . . . Map (db m240249) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Lieutenant Joseph Bonnella Hero of the War for Texas Independence
On April 7, 1836, Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell, West Point Class of 1825, 3rd Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, Fort Jesup, Louisiana, was sent alone into Texas by U.S. General Gaines to quell an uprising of 1,700 hostile Indians which threatened the small . . . Map (db m40778) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard DahlgrenUnited States Navy
Sailor, Scientist, Scholar, Teacher, Author “The Father of Modern Naval Ordnance” His contribution to the design of naval ordnance and ship construction revolutionized the navies of the world. This memorial is erected on behalf of a . . . Map (db m40959) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Shibe Park / Connie Mack Stadium
Early Major League baseball park opened here, 1909. Renamed, 1953. Home to Athletics 1909 - 1954: Phillies 1938 - 1970. Site of three Negro League World Series; five A's World Series victories. Razed, 1976.Map (db m18387) HM
25 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Allegheny West — Thomas McKean
Signer of the Declaration of Independence Placed by Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Inc. [ Grave Stone Inscription ] McKean Family Vault Beneath this marble are the remains of Thomas McKean One of the . . . Map (db m224519) HM
26 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — "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 . . . Map (db m81641) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Bardascino Park
The site of Bardascino Park was occupied by a house and surrounding gardens until 1891, when the Hebrew Education Society purchased the land to build a community center for the area's growing Jewish population. The house was demolished and . . . Map (db m191619) HM
28 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Christian Street Hospital
First Civil War U.S. Army Hospital, founded May, 1861. Here Drs. Mitchell, Keen, Morehouse, and others used electric current, drugs, and other experiments in pioneering treatment of nerve and related disorders. Closed 1865.Map (db m81655) HM
29 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Di Bruno Bros."The House of Cheese"
Est. 1939 930 So. 9th St. Dedicated to our Founders Danny, Joe and Thomas Di BrunoMap (db m240053) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Eddie Lang
"Father of Jazz Guitar." He was born Salvatore Massaro in 1902 and lived in this area as a boy. An accomplished soloist, Lang worked with Joe Venuti, Paul Whiteman, the Dorseys, and others. He was Bing Crosby's accompanist when death cut short . . . Map (db m81623) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Engine Company No. 11
One of 22 fire companies established under the Philadelphia Fire Department in 1871. In 1919, it became a segregated African American unit whose members distinguished themselves through professional service. Desegregated in 1952.Map (db m82993) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Frances E.W. Harper(1825-1911)
An author, lecturer, and social activist. Harper lived here and devoted her life to championing the rights of slaves and free Blacks. She advocated education as a way of advancement for Black Americans.Map (db m81656) HM
33 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Frank Gasparro(1909-2001)
Designer of the reverse side of the Lincoln Penny and, with Gilroy Roberts, the Kennedy half-dollar. Born and educated in classical art in Philadelphia, Gasparro was first employed as a junior engraver by the U.S. Mint in 1942. By 1965 he was . . . Map (db m81640) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Frank Sinatra Weds Ava Gardner in PhiladelphiaNov. 7 1951
Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner Wed In Ceremony at Philadelphia Philadelphia, Nov. 7 (IP)—Frank Sinatra and sultry movie beauty beauty Ava Gardner were married tonight and the spindly crooner's first reaction was to grasp Judge Joseph E. . . . Map (db m240048) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Giannini Family
Acclaimed operatic family. Father, tenor Ferruccio (1868-1948), sung on first disc, 1896. Daughter Dusolina (1900-86) was a Metropolitan Opera soprano. Son Vittoria (1903-66) was a composer & taught at Curtis Institute an Juilliard. Resided here.Map (db m81637) HM
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36 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Henry L. Phillips(1847-1935)
Baptized a Catholic, reared a Moravian, and ordained an Episcopal priest, Phillips transformed the Church of the Crucifixion into a Black cultural center, known for its social outreach. He was a founder, American Negro Historical Society.Map (db m81618) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — House of Industry
Founded 1846, this was Pennsylvania's first such institution. Irish Catholics, other immigrants, & native-born were its constituency. Services to the needy included training programs for persons seeking work, designed to encourage their ultimate . . . Map (db m81624) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Institute For Colored Youth
Begun as a farm school. In 1852 it became one of the first schools to train Blacks for skilled jobs. It gained recognition here under Fanny J. Coppin, principal, 1869-1902. Relocated, it later became Cheyney University.Map (db m81617) HM
39 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Joe Venuti(1903-1978)
"Father of Jazz Violin." Classically trained as a child, Venuti went to grade school here. He introduced new string techniques; worked with his close friend, guitarist Eddie Lang, 1921-33. Led own band, 1935-43; was on screen & radio. Major comeback . . . Map (db m81620) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — La Festa della Repubblica
In Italy, our compatriots celebrate Republic Day on June 2, a national holiday that commemorates the date when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy and form a republic. In 1946, World War II had just ended — and with it Fascism — and the . . . Map (db m240049) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Mario Lanza(1921-1959)
The beloved tenor was born here as Alfredo Cocozza. Here as a boy he learned the arias of many operas. Became a radio, concert, record artist. After signing with M-G-M in 1947, he made seven films; had the title role in "The Great Caruso," in 1951.Map (db m81639) HM
42 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Ralph's Italian RestaurantSince 1900
Francesco Dispigno and his son Ralph started our restaurant in 1900. Ralph's, a Philadelphia landmark, is the oldest family owned Italian restaurant in the country. Four generations of the same family have owned and operated the restaurant since its . . . Map (db m239749) HM
43 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Robert Mara Adger(1837-1910)
Businessman, activist, bibliophile lived here. Director, Philadelphia Building & Loan Assn., pioneering Black firm. Amassed and donated a major collection of rare book, pamphlets on Blacks, antislavery. Founded Afro-American Historical Society.Map (db m81657) HM
44 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
Founded in 1898 as the Graphic Sketch Club; oldest free community art school in the United States. Nearly 5,000 students study art here annually. Alumni include Frank Gasparro, former chief engraver for U.S. Mint, and Louis Kahn, renowned architect.Map (db m81627) HM
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45 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — South 9th Street Curb Market
One of several curb markets established in the early 20th century to counter high prices and food shortages despite anti-immigrant sentiments and criticisms regarding sanitary conditions and traffic congestion. Neighborhood businesses offered fresh . . . Map (db m81654) HM
46 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bella Vista — St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Parish
Founded in 1852 as the first Italian national parish in the U.S. by St. John N. Neumann, Bishop of Philadelphia. New churches were dedicated here, 1854 and 1891. The Delaware Valley's largest Italian community became centered in this neighborhood.Map (db m81643) HM
47 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Belmont — Belmont Reported unreadable
Landmarks ❶ [Unreadable] Hospital of Philadelphia [Unreadable] the 1860's to train women as doctors and nurses. It is now Sarah Allen Senior Housing Project. ❷ Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA Originally the . . . Map (db m211003) HM
48 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Blue Bell Hill — Connie Mack(1862-1956)
"Grand Old Man of Baseball." He started as a catcher in New England, 1883. As manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, 1901-1950 -- a record fifty years -- he led the team to nine American League pennants, 1902-31, & five World Series championships, . . . Map (db m82044) HM
49 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Blue Bell Hill — Dr. Mary Davis Ridgway(1823-1927)
A leader in the women's rights movement and a homeopathic physician and surgeon. She was founder of Providence General Hospital (chartered 1913), the principal officers of which were women. From 1914 to 1917 it served the community from nearby . . . Map (db m71356) HM
50 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Brewerytown — Jefferson Street Ballparks
The Jefferson Street Grounds and later Athletic Park hosted several monumental games here. Early civil rights activist Octavius Catto captained the Pythians against the white Olympic ball club in 1869 – the first interracial baseball game. The . . . Map (db m122792) HM
51 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bridesburg — Ammunition Bunker
The Frankford Arsenal long served as a military depot and center for small arms research. It led the way in the development of new types of gunpowder and the production of ammunitions. Powder, ammunition, high explosives and propellant were . . . Map (db m240193) HM
52 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bridesburg — Corporal Michael J. CrescenzUnited States Army — A Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 196th Light Infantry Brigade —
The only Philadelphian who received the Medal of Honor for service in Vietnam awarded posthumously for actions on November 20, 1968 Hiep Duc Valley, Quang Nam Province Republic of VietnamMap (db m240191) HM WM
53 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bridesburg — Frankford Arsenal1816
In 1816, the Federal government bought land here for a military arsenal. At first the site was used as a storage and repair depot. Soon, arms and ammunition were being developed and tested here as well. During the Civil War, the arsenal ran day . . . Map (db m240192) HM
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54 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bridesburg — Joseph Micholas
These tennis courts dedicated in memory of Joseph Micholas First Commander of Bridesburg American Legion Post No. 821Map (db m240174) HM
55 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bridesburg — Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Society
POWMIA You are not forgotten "We who came home must never forget those who could not"Map (db m240190) WM
56 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bridesburg — The Delaware River brought Philadelphia to life
From the very beginning, the Delaware River brought life and wealth to Philadelphia. Early settlers, followed by waves of immigrants, sailed up the river to build their fortunes here. Generations of fishermen and shipbuilders found work on the . . . Map (db m240198) HM
57 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bridesburg — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all who have served their communityMap (db m240188) WM
58 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bridesburg — World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all those from this community who answered their country's call to service during World War IMap (db m240187) WM
59 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bustleton — Busleton FieldFirst US Air Mail Delivery — May 15, 1918 —
The first regularly scheduled US Post Office Air Mail delivery took place here, mid-point of the New York-Philadelphia-Washington Air Mail Route. On May 15, 1918, US Army Lt Torrey Webb, in a Curtiss "Jenny" biplane, left New York at 11:45 am, . . . Map (db m132153) HM
60 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bustleton — Pennepack Baptist Church
It was founded in 1688 by Welsh and English Baptists led by Rev. Elias Keach who sought the religious freedom of William Penn's colony. It was the first permanent Baptist church in Pa. and mother church of Baptist congregations in the mid-Atlantic . . . Map (db m82929) HM
61 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Bustleton — Pennepack Baptist Church
In the latter half of the seventeenth century, Baptists from England and Wales settled in the County of Philadelphia. Their gathering as baptized believers led to the formation of the Pennepack Baptist Church. In 1686, Elias Keach, son of the . . . Map (db m82931) HM
62 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Callowhill — James Anderson
Program Administrator of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition Political Science Major Peace Price Nominee Seventy billion dollars spent annually on corrections 70 billion 5% of the world's population 25 % . . . Map (db m214201) HM
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63 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Callowhill — Philadelphia Arts
Alexander Milne Calder was just 26 years old when he embarked on what would become the masterwork of his career: the design of over 250 sculptures for Philadelphia's City Hall. He started his work on the statue of William Penn in 1872, but it was . . . Map (db m214202) HM
64 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Callowhill — Philadelphia Arts Reported damaged
Alexander Milne Calder was just 26 years old when he embarked on what would become the masterwork of his career: the design of over 250 sculptures for Philadelphia's City Hall. He started his work on the statue of William Penn in 1872, but it was . . . Map (db m214204) HM
65 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Callowhill — Rail Park
In Pennsylvania's rolling hills lay the resources to fuel the Industrial Revolution. Coal and iron ore rode the rails to factories, foundries and faraway cities. Philadelphia became the "workshop of the world," sending products to Delaware River . . . Map (db m214199) HM
66 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Callowhill — Terminal Commerce Building
Completed in 1931, the Art Deco building by William Steele & Sons was the largest commercial building on the East Coast. It is an architectural and engineering landmark that combined a freight station with a storage and office building for the . . . Map (db m135898) HM
67 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Callowhill — Thomas E. Cahill(1828-1878)
Entrepreneur and philanthropist who bequeathed the bulk of his estate to establish Roman Catholic High School for Boys, the first free Catholic high school in the US. Founded here in 1890, the school initiated a diocesan high school system that . . . Map (db m82823) HM
68 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Callowhill — Walnut StreetWilliam Sansom
About At the beginning of the 19th century, Quaker philanthropist William Sansom changed the face of Philadelphia when he bought the 700 blocks of Walnut and Sansom Streets and started construction of Sansom's Row — the first row of houses in . . . Map (db m214203) HM
69 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Callowhill — Workshop of the World
Biscuits to Bicycles Philadelphia was once home to a broad spectrum of manufacturing, earning its nickname as "Workshop of the World." The area north of Vine Street had a high concentration of innovative and influential businesses, . . . Map (db m214200) HM
70 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore — 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
71 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore — Dr. Oscar James Cooper1888 - 1972
Cofounded Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. at Howard Univ., the first fraternity established at an HBCU; Beta Chapter at Lincoln Univ.; and Mu Omega Chapter in Philadelphia. Also cofounded the Pyramid Club. A physician for fifty years, his home and . . . Map (db m191913) HM
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72 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore — Freedom Theatre
Formerly the home of actor Edwin Forrest, later Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Became Heritage House, then in 1968, Freedom Theatre, a community-based Black theater for professional instruction in the theatrical artsMap (db m82499) HM
73 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore — Jessie Redmon Fauset Reported missing
Born to one of Philadelphia's old families. Literary editor, "The Crisis," 1919-26. A prolific writer of New Negro Renaissance fiction, she produced four full-length novels in addition to her poems and critical essays. She died here in 1961.Map (db m82986) HM
74 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore — Opportunities Industrialization Centers
Established here in an abandoned jailhouse in 1964, O.I.C. was founded by Rev. Leon H. Sullivan and achieved worldwide recognition as a self-help vocational training center for Blacks which opened job opportunities formerly closed to them.Map (db m82506) HM
75 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore — Robert N.C. Nix Sr. + Jr.
Robert N.C. Nix Jr., the first Black Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice I trust that an event like this will inspire them to know they can be whatever they want to be.... Provided they're willing to give the effort and make . . . Map (db m191914) HM
76 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore — Siegmund Lubin(1851-1923)
Some of the nation's earliest motion pictures were made here between 1897 and 1899 in the backyard of film pioneer Lubin's home. Vaudeville and burlesque routines, boxing matches, circus performers, animal acts, and a Passion Play were among the . . . Map (db m82498) HM
77 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore — The Legendary Blue Horizon
Built to house wealthy businessmen and their families (1865), and later the headquarters for the Moose Lodge (1912). By the 1960s the Blue Horizon was known as the center of African American community life and as a world renowned boxing venue.Map (db m82505) HM
78 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore — The Philadelphia Pyramid Club
Founded by prominent members of the Black community, this club fostered, encouraged, and gave expression to civic, social, and cultural opportunities for African-Americans denied to them by other organizations in the area.Map (db m209261) HM
79 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Cecil B. Moore — Universal Negro Improvement Association
Founded in 1917 by Marcus Garvey, this movement inspired African-American pride. It encouraged self-reliance, spread news of interest to Blacks, and urged them to establish nationhood in Africa.Map (db m82497) HM
80 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill — Buckley Park
In memory of PFC Charles J. Buckley USMC 1949-1968 and of other Americans who gave their lives in the Republic of Vietnam Map (db m22109) WM
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81 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill — Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy World War II Memorial
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82 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill — Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy World War Memorial
In loving memory of the men of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy who died in the World War France 1918 “They challenge us to hold more precious than mortal life · Ideals of Honour · Justice and Righteousness” “They . . . Map (db m22115) WM
83 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill — Mower General Hospital
Described as the largest U.S. Army hospital of its day: designed by noted architect John McArthur, Jr. Here, wounded Civil War soldiers were cared for , Jan 1863-May 1865. On 27 acres extending to Stenton Ave., it had some 3,600 beds and treated . . . Map (db m6334) HM
84 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill — Wissahickon Inn
Opened May 30, 1884 by the industrialist Henry H. Houston as a 250-room summer resort hotel. The architects were G.W. and W.D. Hewitt. Since 1898 the Inn has served Chestnut Hill Academy (founded 1850) which acquired ownership, 1940.Map (db m82947) HM
85 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — Alain LeRoy Locke
Born in Philadelphia, Locke was the first African American Rhodes Scholar and was considered the Dean of the Harlem Renaissance. A Central High School and Harvard graduate, he was a celebrated Howard University professor, writer, philosopher, and . . . Map (db m192777) HM
86 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — Benjamin Smith Barton(1766 - 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
87 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — Chinatown / Tai Chi
Chinatown. Chinatown is just steps away, centered on Arch & Race Streets between 9th and 13th Streets. From a small laundry shop that opened at 913 Race Street in 1870, Chinatown has grown to a cultural and social hub for more than 250,000 . . . Map (db m192985) HM
88 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — Choi Funeral Home
Nhà Quàn Wing-Phong Established 1997 Founder Jayson P. Choi The only Chinese-Vietnamese Licensed Funeral Director Funeral home in PennsylvaniaMap (db m214205) HM
89 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — Dr. Constantine Hering(1800-1880)
Cofounder of the first medical society and first homeopathic medical school in the US. Hering discovered major medicines and authored definitive texts on homeopathy. He advanced the art of healing through research and education. His . . . Map (db m128000) HM
90 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — First African Baptist Church Cemetery
Site of the cemetery that served this congregation from 1824 to 1842. Archaeological excavations in the 1980s provided links to ancient African burial customs. The remains were re-interred in Eden Cemetery, Delaware Co., PaMap (db m82832) HM
91 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — First United States Mint
On this site stood The first United States Mint First public building authorized by the United States Government This plaque dedicated for the Bicentennial of the U.S. Mint 1792-1992 First Mint: 1792-1833 7th Street between Market & Arch . . . Map (db m24441) HM
92 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — Friendship Gate
A cooperative effort between Philadelphia and its sister city of Tianjin, China, the Friendship Gate was completed in 1984 by Chinese artisans with materials from Tianjin. The Gate serves as the symbolic entry to Chinatown, an eight-block area whose . . . Map (db m192771) HM
93 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — History of the Fountain
The Franklin Square Fountain was originally built in 1838 after City Council passed a resolution in 1837 calling for a fountain of "grand dimensions." It was the centerpiece to the Square in the late 19th century. It is thought to be the longest . . . Map (db m192984) HM
94 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — NFL Films
Founded here in 1965, the filmmaking arm of the National Football League helped propel the NFL to popularity in the US. The company's creative innovations won it numerous Emmys, gave fans a new perspective on the game, and revolutionized the . . . Map (db m83502) HM
95 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — On this block in 1899
The Cast Iron Building, located at 718 Arch Street, was originally called the Harris Steam Power Printing House. It is historically significant because it has one of the largest remaining cast iron facades in the city. Initially constructed with . . . Map (db m192776) HM
96 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — On this block in 1976
The African American Museum of Philadelphia (AAMP), located at the northwest corner of 7th and Arch Streets, was built in 1976 in celebration of the nation's bicentennial and was designed by African American architect Theodore Cam of . . . Map (db m192779) HM
97 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — Philadelphia Chinatown
Founded in the 1870s by Chinese immigrants, it is the only “Chinatown” in Pennsylvania. This unique neighborhood includes businesses and residences owned by, and serving, Chinese Americans. Here, Asian cultural traditions are preserved and ethnic . . . Map (db m127980) HM
98 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — Reading Terminal Market
Built by the Reading Railroad beneath their new train shed in 1892, the Terminal replaced the Franklin & Farmer's Markets (est. 1860) and quickly became a food mecca for both train-riding suburbanites and local residents. After five thriving decades . . . Map (db m192993) HM
99 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — Sigma Sound Studios
Established in 1968 by Joseph Tarsia, Sigma was known worldwide for its distinctive sound and recording innovations. Hits by The O'Jays, Stylistics, and others produced at 212 N 12th St. by Gamble, Huff, and Bell drew top recording artists such as . . . Map (db m191635) HM
100 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chinatown — Whispering BellsA Tribute to Crispus Attucks
Who on March 5,1770, was killed by British Troops in Boston while protesting conditions under the crown These whispers of freedom grew into the crescendo of The Declaration of Independence and the first ringing of The Liberty Bell in . . . Map (db m163549) HM

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Apr. 19, 2024