Philosophi? et Scienti? Domus

Philosophi? et Scienti? Domus (HM5SL)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.761', W 75° 8.898'

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On land granted in January 1744 by Thomas and Richard Penn, Proprietories of Pennsylvania, to Joseph and William Shippen was erected this house.

In 1798 it became the home of Dr. Caspar Wistar the great Physician devoted to Scientific work. Dr. Wistar succeeded Mr. Jefferson as President of the American Philosophical Society.

Members of the Philosophical Society met weekly here as the guests of Dr. Wistar and upon his death in 1818, formed the society in his memory known as "The Wistar Party," meetings of which still continue to be held.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 11:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487331 N 4421776
Decimal Degrees39.94601667, -75.14830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.761', W 75° 8.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 45.66" N, 75° 8' 53.88" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 408 Locust St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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