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Image for OLDEST -- African-American Theatre - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

NWNW1.1 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- African-American Theatre - Philadelphia, PA

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Freedom Theater is Pa's oldest African American theater, as well as the nation's largest. The Theater's Freedom Rep company is world-class & the state-of-the-art Philadelphia theater is deeply rooted in the African-American tradition.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/9/2009

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST -- House of Methodist Worship in Continuous Use - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

SS1.3 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- House of Methodist Worship in Continuous Use - Philadelphia, PA

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St. George's Church is the oldest house of Methodist worship in continuous use in America. In 1767, Capt. Thomas Webb, a vet. of the French & Indian War, organized a Methodist Society in Phila. 2 years later, the Society bought St. George's Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/6/2011

last visited: 10/5/2019

Image for LARGEST -- Quaker Meeting House in the World - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

SS1.6 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Quaker Meeting House in the World - Philadelphia, PA

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This is the oldest Friends Meeting House still in use in Philadelphia and the largest in the world. It was built in 1804 and enlarged in 1811. Monthly business meetings are conducted here — as they have since the 19th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/13/2009

last visited: 7/27/2017

Image for TALLEST -- Statue Atop Any Building - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

SWSW1.9 km

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SuperlativesTALLEST -- Statue Atop Any Building - Philadelphia, PA

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This statue is the tallest atop any building in the world and the most recognized statue in Philadelphia, a town replete with statues. The building is 548 feet, the statue, 37 feet. If you are 585 feet, the you could touch Penn's hat.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/21/2010

last visited: 11/15/2017

Image for TALLEST --  Load-Bearing Masonry Structure - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

SWSW1.9 km

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SuperlativesTALLEST -- Load-Bearing Masonry Structure - Philadelphia, PA

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Welcome to City Hall. For a few years at the beginning of the 20th century, this amazing, building was the tallest thing on earth! Today, its artwork is a marvel and its engineering is still pioneering and a landmark for engineers around the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/21/2010

last visited: 6/17/2005

Image for LARGEST -- Municipal Building in the USA - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

SWSW1.9 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Municipal Building in the USA - Philadelphia, PA

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With almost 700 rooms, City Hall is the largest municipal bldg. in the U.S. & one of the largest in the world. The building houses three branches of gov't, the Executive , the Legislative (City Council), & the the Judicial Branch's Civil Courts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/23/2011

last visited: 6/17/2005

Image for OLDEST -- Natural Science Research Institution and Museum in the Americasview gallery

SWSW2.1 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Natural Science Research Institution and Museum in the Americas

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The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was founded in 1812 to expand knowledge of the natural world. In its early days it organized expeditions to explore the western part of the country, led by Stephen Long and Ferdinand Hayden.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/11/2008

last visited: 5/22/2013

Image for TALLEST -- Leed Certified Building - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

SWSW2.1 km

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SuperlativesTALLEST -- Leed Certified Building - Philadelphia, PA

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This is the tallest LEED certified building in the nation as well as the tallest skyscraper in Philadelphia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/21/2010

last visited: 8/25/2016

Image for TALLEST -- Building - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

SWSW2.1 km

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SuperlativesTALLEST -- Building - Philadelphia, PA

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Huge glass tower is the tallest thing in Philadelphia. A beautiful fountain is out front. Try to look up to the top while in the courtyard, then see a chiropractor...it's high!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/21/2010

last visited: 8/25/2016

Image for OLDEST - Hospital in the United States of America - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

SS2.4 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Hospital in the United States of America - Philadelphia, PA

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Pennsylvania Hospital, the oldest such institution in the land contribute history, architecture, and landscaping to demonstrate yet another of Benjamin Franklin's legacies to our country. Pennsylvania Hospital was founded in 1751.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/23/2008

last visited: 7/27/2017

Image for ONLY -- Lighthouse - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY -- Lighthouse - Philadelphia, PA

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This is the only and last lighthouse left (and still working) in Philadelphia, and on the Schuylkill River. The light is part of 15 Boat House Road on Kelly drive and is an historic district contributing property for the NRHP Boat House Row.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/15/2013

last visited: 8/20/2013

Image for TALLEST -- Building - Camden, NJview gallery

SESE3.5 km

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SuperlativesTALLEST -- Building - Camden, NJ

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This is the tallest building in the metro area outside the city of Philadelphia. Local residents have absolutely no excuse to not know the time as the clock tower simply looms over the entire city. Camden's City Hall opened in 1931.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/16/2009

last visited: 7/27/2017

Image for OLDEST -- Shot Tower in the United States - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Shot Tower in the United States - Philadelphia, PA

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The Historic American Buildings Survey lists this as an Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark & the OLDEST such structure in the U.S. It was the first shot tower in the USA, built in 1808 & was the tallest structure in Philadelphia at one time.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/15/2009

last visited: 9/23/2013

Image for OLDEST -- Standing Industrial Feature in South Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

SS3.5 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Standing Industrial Feature in South Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Also called the Southwark Shot Tower and the Philadelphia Shot Tower, it is the oldest standing industrial feature in South Philadelphia, as well as one of the last towers of its kind in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/6/2013

last visited: 9/23/2013

Image for FIRST -- "Cinder Block" Office Building in the World - Camden, NJview gallery

SESE4 km

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SuperlativesFIRST -- "Cinder Block" Office Building in the World - Camden, NJ

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This NRHP site, Volney G. Bennett Lumber Company, dates back to late 19th century Camden. The building, undistinguished and utilitarian, was the main office for the lumber company, today, it is a bar (on the inside) for a new restaurant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 1/15/2010

last visited: never

Image for LARGEST -- Free-Standing Single Monolithic Stone Sculpture in the United States - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Free-Standing Single Monolithic Stone Sculpture in the United States - Philadelphia, PA

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There is quite a site to see at the Rare Animal Conservation Center near the Impala Fountain: The largest, free-standing single monolithic stone sculpture in the United States. Welcome to the Philadelphia Zoo!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/2/2012

last visited: 11/2/2013

Image for OLDEST - Botanical Garden in the USview gallery

SWSW6.4 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Botanical Garden in the US

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The oldest botanical garden in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/8/2008

last visited: 7/7/2008

Image for OLDEST -- Swedish Museum in the United States - Philadelphia, PAview gallery

SS7.2 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Swedish Museum in the United States - Philadelphia, PA

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Oldest Swedish Museum in the United States

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/3/2009

last visited: 2/1/2009

Image for OLDEST -- Residence - Collingswood, PAview gallery

SESE8.4 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Residence - Collingswood, PA

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According to the 1939 American Guide Series and the local Historical Society, this structure is the oldest private residence in Collingswood. At 255 years old, it is a curious relic in an otherwise modern neighborhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/15/2009

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST -- House in Camden County - Pennsauken, NJview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- House in Camden County - Pennsauken, NJ

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According to the historical marker at the beginning of the road leading to this historic site, the Griffith Morgan Homestead was built circa 1693 and is the oldest home in our county of Camden.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/23/2013

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST -- Surviving Home in the Township - Pennsauken, NJview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Surviving Home in the Township - Pennsauken, NJ

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This is the Burrough-Dover House, built in 1710, last enlarged in 1793. Its partisans in the Pennsauken Historical Society call it the oldest surviving home in the township.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/7/2013

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - Barber Shop in New Jerseyview gallery

SESE12.6 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Barber Shop in New Jersey

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On Kings Highway in Haddonfield, right near the High-Speed Line, sits the oldest barber shop in all of NJ, opened by the Caravelli family, who still live behind the shop. This shop is a contributing structure to the Haddonfield Historic District.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/8/2008

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST -- Yacht Club on the Delaware River - Riverton, NJview gallery

NENE12.6 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Yacht Club on the Delaware River - Riverton, NJ

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Founded in 1865, Riverton Yacht club is the oldest yacht club on the Delaware River and one of the oldest in America.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/6/2012

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST --- House in Haddonfield, NJview gallery

SESE12.7 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST --- House in Haddonfield, NJ

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According to the historical society & the Dept. of the Interior, this is the oldest residence in Haddonfield, NJ. Listed May 21, 1975, this Register site has the distinction of having had three addresses, being moved twice in the last century.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/10/2009

last visited: never

Image for ONLY -- Covered Bridge in a Major U.S. City - Philadephia, PAview gallery

NWNW13.4 km

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SuperlativesONLY -- Covered Bridge in a Major U.S. City - Philadephia, PA

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This is the only covered bridge within the city limits of any major U.S. city. The bridge underwent extensive rehabilitation in 1999 so it will be here for another hundred years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/16/2013

last visited: never

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