1733Old St. Joseph's earliest church on this site was built in 1733 by Rev. Joseph Greaton, a Jesuit missionary from England. When news that a "Romish Chappel" had been set up the Provincial Council investigated, but because William Penn's 1701 Charter of Previleges for Pennsylvanians guaranteed freedom of worship to all who confessed "One Almighty God," the chapel was left undisturbed. Penn's Charter took precedence over the English Penal Laws.
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|Placed By||Old Philadelphia Congregations|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:21am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 487351 N 4421826|
|Decimal Degrees||39.94646667, -75.14806667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 56.788', W 75° 8.884'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 56' 47.28" N, 75° 8' 53.04" W|
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|Area Code(s)||267, 484, 215, 610|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 237 S 4th St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US|
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