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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20KD_secretary-of-the-treasurys-office-site_Philadelphia-PA.html
During the 1790s, when Philadelphia was the capital of the United States, a large two-story brick building on this site housed the office of the Secretary of the Treasury.Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury Secretary, presided over the largest …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20KC_auditors-office-site_Philadelphia-PA.html
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 check…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20FI_bicentennial-dawn_Philadelphia-PA.html
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 - the dawns…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20D5_robert-morris_Philadelphia-PA.html
Signer of the Constitution of theUnited States of AmericaDeputy from Pennsylvania toFederal Constitutional ConventionMay 25, 1767 - September 17, 1787Erected by the PennsylvaniaConstitution CommemorationCommittee   1937
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20CX_george-ross_Philadelphia-PA.html
Born:   May 10, 1730   -   New Castle, Del.Died: July 14, 1779   -   Philadelphia, Pa.He served in the Continental Congress from1774 to 1777 and was 46 years old when hesigned the Declaration of Independence.Buried: Christ Churchyard, Phila.,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20CU_benjamin-rush-m-d_Philadelphia-PA.html
Father of American PsychiatrySigner of the Declaration of IndependenceHeroic Physician, Teacher, HumanitarianPhysician General of the Continental ArmyPhysician to the Pennsylvania HospitalProfessor of Physic, University of PennsylvaniaErected Apri…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20CN_william-henry-drayton_Philadelphia-PA.html
Clarion call of the American Revolution in South Carolina. His eloquence awakened the sons of his native state to their danger and brought them to arms, from the mountains to the sea. President of Provincial Congress in 1775, Chief Justice of S.C.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20CM_joseph-hewes_Philadelphia-PA.html
Born:   January 23, 1730Died: November 10, 1779Delegate to all five Provincial CongressesMember Continental Congress   1774 - 1777 - 1779Signer of Declaration of Independencefrom North CarolinaFirst Executive Head of the Navy "One of the be…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20BW_a-backyard-in-the-capital-city_Philadelphia-PA.html
"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 Philadelphia wo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20BV_historic-dock-creek_Philadelphia-PA.html
The grassy depression in front of you marks the location of Dock Creek, a spring-fed, tidal stream that flowed here when Philadelphia was founded. Its waters emptied into the Delaware River about four blocks ahead of you.By 1767, city wastes had f…
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