United States / Philadelphia, PA

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. America's oldest art museum and school, founded 1805 by Peale, Rush, and other artists. Trained here were Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, Maxfield Parrish, John Marin, Charles Demuth and others. Furness and Hewitt designed the Neo-Gothic building, 1876.

At the Academy, 118 N Broad St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Declaration Chamber Here the Continental Congress sat from the date it convened, May 10, 1775, until the close of the Revolution, except when in 1776-7 it sat in Baltimore, and in 1777-8 in Lancaster and York, due to temporary occupation of Philadelphia by the British Army. Here, on June 16, 1775, George Washington accepted his appointment by Congress as General of the Continental Army. Here, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and on July 9, 1778, the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union Between the States were adopted and signed. Here, on November 3, 1781, twenty-four standards, taken at the surrender of Yorktown, were laid at the feet of Congress and His Excellency, the Ambassador of France. Here, on September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States of America was adopted and signed.

Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This tablet is erected by the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution as a memorial to the soldiers and patriots of the revolution who suffered in this building as prisoners of war during the occupation of philadelphia by the British Army, 1777-1778. And also to commemorate the evacuation of the city by that army june 19, 1778.

Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA, United States

John F. Kennedy President of the United States stood here when he delivered his address on the interdependence of nations July 4th 1962

Independence Hall, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Abraham Lincoln stood here when he raised the flag on Independence Hall February 22nd 1861

Independence Hall, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Old custom house. A notable example of Greek revival architecture, this building follows in many regards Latrobe's design of 1818. It was erected 1819-1824 by his pupil Strickland, as the first modern adaptations of the Parthenon at Athens. It was the center of the bitter financial and political struggle in which the bank's head, Nicholas Biddle and his ally Henry Clay, contended with President Jackson for control of the nation's monetary system. Jackson prevented the rechartering of the bank in 1836 and from 1845 to 1934 its former home served as the Philadelphia custom house.

Second Bank of the US, Philadelphia, PA, United States

New Hall built 1791 by the Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia - location of War Department offices 1791-1792. Reconstructed 1959.

New Hall Military Museum in Carpenter's Court, Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bishop White House, 1786. Residence 1767-1836 of the Rev Dr William White, rector of Christ Church and St Peter's Church, chaplain to the Continental Congress and the United States Senate, first Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania.

3rd and Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

John W. Coltrane a pioneering African-American jazz musician, composer, saxophonist. Coltrane used African and Indian elements to create a distinctive style which at first shocked audiences but ultimately gained wide acceptance. He lived here 1952 - 1958.

1511 North 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

In this building sat the first Senate and the first House of Representatives of the United States of America. Herein George Washington was inaugurated President March 4, 1793 and closed his official career when herein, also John Adams was inaugurated the second President of the United States March 4, 1797.

Congress Hall, Philadelphia, PA, United States

On this site from 1884 to 1900 Thomas Eakins had his studio and painted many of his most famous pictures. Thomas Eakins lived and worked in Philadelphia almost his entire life 1844-1916

705 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Robert Smith Here stood the home of colonial Philadelphia's leading architect and builder. Born Jan. 14, 1722 at Dalkeith, Scotland, he died Feb. 11, 1777. Among his buildings are the Christ Church steeple, St. Peter's Church, the Walnut Street Prison, and Carpenters' Hall.

2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Gay Rights Demonstrations July 4, 1965-1969. Annual public demonstrations for gay and lesbian equality were held at Independence Hall. These peaceful protests and New York's Stonewall riots in 1969 & Pride Parade in 1970 transformed a small national campaign into a civil rights movement

6th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA, United States

SPHAs Basketball Team, The. The South Philadelphia Hebrew Association was a dominant professional team from 1918 to 1959, winning 12 league championships. During its heyday in the 1930s, the team was all Jewish. Owner/coach Eddie Gottlieb was a seminal figure in the establishment of the NBA. Instrumental in the growth of pro basketball in its formative years, in later years the team toured with the Harlem Globetrotters. Home games were played here at the former Broadwood Hotel.

Broad & Wood Sts., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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.

Chestnut St. between 3rd & 4th Sts., at Nat'l. Liberty Mus., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Meta V.W. Fuller (1877-1968). One of the leading Black female sculptors in America. She lived here, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, later with Auguste Rodin in Paris. Her sculpture depicted human suffering.

254 S 12th St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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.

Keswick & Rayland Roads, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Anthony J. Drexel (1826-1893). Entrepreneur and philanthropist Drexel created the world's 1st trans-Atlantic banking network from an office located here. It financed many U.S. railroads and businesses of the industrial era. Founder of Drexel University.

48 S Third Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Barrymores. Three famous actors, Philadelphia-born, were the third generation of this "Royal Family of the American Stage." Lionel (1878-1954), Ethel (1879-1959), and John (1882-1942) performed on stage, screen, radio. Their grandparents, the Drews, managed the Arch St. Theatre here.

NW corner, N 6th & Arch Sts., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Arthur Lee Hall (1934-2000). Pioneering African American dancer and choreographer. Hall's innovative infusion of African dance, drumming, and culture into his productions transformed American modern dance. The Ile Ife Black Humanitarian Center, which was here, served as his home and studio. (missing)

2544 N Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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, 1935. Razed 1950.

N Broad Street (between Lehigh & Huntingdon), Philadelphia, PA, United States

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.

SW corner, Broad & Chestnut Sts., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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 industry.

905 N American St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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 Proctor, Jr., "Father of American Pharmacy."

NW corner, Market & N 7th Sts., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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 Prize, 1947.

1501 Cherry St., at Friends Ctr., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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" debuted on the nationwide ABC network. Until 1964 the show was broadcast from WFIL-TV here. This 1947 building was one of the first designed and constructed. exclusively for television productions.

4601 Market St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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.

1820 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Alain Leroy Locke (1886-1954). Born here, Locke was an African-American critic and chronicler of the Harlem Renaissance. A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and Howard University educator, he was a writer and promoter of Black art and culture.

2221 S 5th St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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.

401 Brown St. (at 4th), Philadelphia, PA, United States

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 Drexel University since 2011.

302 Market St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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.

631 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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.

409 S. 11th St., near Waverly, Philadelphia, PA, United States

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. Although it was an American defeat, Washington's bold strategy helped to win French aid for the cause of independence.

6401 Germantown Ave. at Clivedon, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Christopher Saur (1693-1758). A pioneer printer in colonial America, Saur produced the nation's first European language Bible here in 1743. He printed the most widely read German newspaper & used his press to alert the public to German causes. He aided fellow German immigrants with his money and influence.

at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5300 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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 March 30, 1951. J. Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly, co-inventors of ENIAC, led the development of both of these pioneering machines, which launched the commercial computer age.

3747 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Civilian Public Service. During World War II, some 12,000 men who were classified as conscientious objectors to war -- about fifteen percent of them from Pennsylvania -- served in non-military occupations across the United States. Under the leadership of Mennonite, Quaker, and Church of the Brethren agencies, they were engaged in mental health care and medical experiments, in forestry and on dairy farms, and in other important civic projects.

Friends Center at 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Citizens and Southern Bank. Founded in 1921 by R.R. Wright, Sr., who was born of slave parents, this bank was noted for serving the financial needs of Black customers. It survived the Great Depression and later established offices throughout the city.

NE corner, S 19th & South Sts., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Church of the Advocate. Here in the 1974 the first eleven women Episcopal priests were ordained. This noted Gothic Revival church, built 1887-97, served a growing African American community after 1930. Host to major Black Power events of the 1960s and '70s. National Historic Landmark.

N 18th & Diamond Sts., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Christian Street YMCA. Opened in 1914, this is the first Black YMCA to have its own building. A social center and meeting place for African-American organizations, it provided recreational and educational opportunities for members of the Black community.

1724 Christian St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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.

924 Christian St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Christ Church. Founded, 1695. Erection of present building begun in 1727. Bells were brought from England in 1754. Among the noted persons buried here are James Wilson and Robert Morris, Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and Bishop White.

N 2nd St., between Market & Arch Sts., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The. The nation's first children's hospital, 1855. A pioneer in pediatric care, preventive medicine, and research, the hospital developed lifesaving vaccines, invented newborn surgical techniques, and advanced care for children with cancer.

S 34th St. & Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Charles Willson Peale. American painter, noted for his portraits of George Washington. Here, Peale opened in 1786 his museum of art & natural science. This he moved to Philosophical Hall, 1794; to Independence Hall, 1802 Founder, Peensylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Burial a block away. (missing)

SW corner of 3rd & Lombard Sts., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Caspar Wistar (1761-1818). Noted physician, lived here. Professor of anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania. President of the American Philosophical Society & Pa. Abolition Society. In 1803, tutored Meriwether Lewis in Medicine & paleontology, in preparation for the expedition west.

240 S 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Captain Thomas Holme 1624-1695 - PLAQUE. William Penn's first Surveyor General of Pennsylvania made his city home near this spot. He mapped the city in 1683 and the province of Pennsylvania in 1687. (missing)

113 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

C. DeLores Tucker (1927-2005). Civil rights leader and activist for women. She was the first African American Secretary of State in the nation. Lived here for 47 years. Spearheaded Commission on the Status of Women and championed the PA Equal Rights Amendment, policies on affirmative action, voter registration by mail and lowering the voting age to 18. Led a successful crusade critical of the music industry and lyrics demeaning to women, African Americans, and children.

6700 Lincoln Dr., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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.

1409 Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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 Revolution and early Republic.

239 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

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 needs.

1901 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion. Community efforts in the 1950s and 60s preserved this Gothic and Second Empire style house, one of the earliest recognized for its Victorian period architecture. The surrounding Tulpehocken Station historic district was among the nation's first railroad suburbs.

200 W Tulpehocken St. (Germantown), Philadelphia, PA, United States