Fawcitt House Site

Fawcitt House Site (HM66Y)

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

N 39° 56.918', W 75° 8.828'

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Delegates walking to Carpenters' Hall (to your left) for meetings of the First Continental Congress in 1774 passed an aging wood house at this site. The two-story house was built about 1706 for bodice-maker Nathan Fawcitt.
The Fawcitt House, like most wood houses of the period, has not survived. In fact, wood houses became such fire hazards in the congested city that by 1796 city codes prohibited their construction.
HM NumberHM66Y
Placed ByIndependence National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 5:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487431 N 4422066
Decimal Degrees39.94863333, -75.14713333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.918', W 75° 8.828'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 55.08" N, 75° 8' 49.68" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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