Christopher Sower

Christopher Sower (HMVK1)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19144 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 1.918', W 75° 10.121'

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1738 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1938
In commemoration of the
two hundredth anniversary
of the founding of the Printing
and Publishing House of
Christopher Sower
(1683 - 1758)
at 5255-5263 Germantown Ave. nearly
——- · ——-
There, he and his son of the same name
issued Almanacs, Newspapers and many
English and German Books, including the
first American editions of the Bible
in any European Tongue, 1743, 1763, 1776
On this site, Jacob Bay, aided by Chris-
topher Sower II, operated the first per-
manent American type foundry, 1772-1783.
Erected May 14, 1938 by the
Germantown Historical Society
HM NumberHMVK1
Year Placed1938
Placed ByGermantown Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 485607 N 4431318
Decimal Degrees40.03196667, -75.16868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.918', W 75° 10.121'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 55.08" N, 75° 10' 7.26" W
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Area Code(s)215, 610, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5300 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19144, US
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