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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

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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

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Epic Beings and CreaturesParking Lot Serpentines - Philadelphia, PA

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Chinese serpents in China town...imagine it!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/16/2011

last visited: 8/20/2019

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesUnited States Mint - Philadelphia, PA

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The Philly Mint was created for establishing our national identity & creating our own unique commerce with our own currency, independent of all foreign powers. Mid-18th century political literature is rife with the expressed need for a national mint.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/23/2013

last visited: 12/27/2016

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesFree Quaker Meeting House - Philadelphia, PA

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Crazy as it seems, there was a devout group of Quakers who were prevented from practicing their religion because of their political views during the Revolutionary War. They were forced to establish their own meetinghouse for prayer.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/23/2013

last visited: 6/27/2015

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesBenjamin Franklin's Grave - Philadelphia, PA

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Among his many and renown talents, Franklin was also a prolific writer. This burial site memorizes the man that helped make a nation. Thousands make the pilgrimage here each year to honor and pay respects to this famous and influential writer.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/12/2013

last visited: 12/27/2016

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesChrist Church Burial Ground - Philadelphia, PA

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Christ Church Burial Ground in Phila., PA is a historic, Colonial cemetery. It's the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin, his wife, Deborah & four other signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as many other patriots of the Revolution.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/12/2013

last visited: 12/27/2016

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesArch Street Friends Meeting House - 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: 8/12/2013

last visited: 7/27/2017

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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

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Ghosts and HauntingsBetsy Ross House - Philadelphia, PA

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The building at 239 Arch Street, now known as the Betsy Ross House, is generally recognized as the place where the famous seamstress lived when made the reportedly made the first American Flag and current home of scary ghosts and specters.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/27/2009

last visited: 11/11/2017

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesThe Betsy Ross House - Philadelphia, PA

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The building at 239 Arch Street, now known as the Betsy Ross House, is generally recognized as the place where the famous seamstress lived when made the reportedly made the first American Flag. This attraction is unbelievable busy in the summer.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/12/2013

last visited: 11/11/2017

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesFreedom - Philadelphia, PA

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“Freedom” is a public sculpture created by Philadelphia-based artist, Zeno Frudakis, who wanted to create something that regardless to background, everyone could relate to the idea of struggling to break through.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/18/2013

last visited: never

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Toynbee TilesToynbee Tile - 6th & Market - Philadelphia, PA

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A toynbee tile

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: 7/17/2013

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Toynbee TilesToynbee Tile – Market & 9th – Philadelphia, PA

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This tile is located in the crosswalk along Market Street, where it crosses 9th.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Merlin-N-Mim

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/28/2013

last visited: never

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesRace Street Friends Meetinghouse - Philadelphia, PA

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The historic building has been expanded over the years and is no longer just a meeting house. There is a complex of offices in this building which is notably used as a national meeting place for Quakers. The meeting house is 152 years old!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/16/2013

last visited: never

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Toynbee TilesToynbee Tile- 5th and Market - Philadelphia, PA

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A Toynbee tile...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: never

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Human ErrorLiberty Bell - Philadelphia, PA

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A long series of human errors led to the cracking of the Liberty Bell. The bell is on display at the Liberty Bell Center the entrance of which is at 526 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/7/2017

last visited: 11/11/2017

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Ginormous Everyday ObjectsDominos - Philadelphia, PA

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I believe these are the largest dominos..ever! They are scattered around a plaza found in front of the municipal Services Building at the west side of Broad between Arch and JFK. The are tall enough that if you jumped off one, you'd break a leg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/9/2010

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Toynbee TilesToynbee Tiles - 12th and Market, Philadelphia

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A large two-colored tile with a smaller one above in one of the busiest intersections in downtown Philadelphia, right in front of the Hard Rock Cafe--how bold can this guy be!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/10/2008

last visited: 8/9/2012

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Toynbee TilesToynbee Tile - 15th and Arch, Philadelphia, PA

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A Toynbee tile that has been partially covered over with crosswalk markings. It is in quite good condition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/9/2008

last visited: 8/6/2012

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesChrist Church - Philadelphia, PA

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Christ Church is a National Historic Landmark and a unique historic site that continues its original function as an Episcopal parish. More than 250,000 tourists visit the church each year.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/12/2013

last visited: 10/27/2013

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesThe Bourse - Philadelphia, PA

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Celebrating more than 100 years as a center for commerce and trade, The Bourse is now one of Philadelphia’s leading commercial complexes, home to 24 retail and food service stores and more than 50 businesses. Listed on the NRHP.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/12/2013

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesGovernment of the People - Philadelphia, PA

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This statue was erected in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The sculptor is Jacques Lipchitz and the statue of course was completed in 1976.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/18/2013

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesLiberty Bell Center - Philadelphia, PA

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The building that houses the Liberty Bell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/4/2017

last visited: 10/18/2018

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Satellite Imagery OdditiesFrank Rizzo - Philadelphia, PA

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Beautiful statue of the former and beloved 93rd Mayor of Philadelphia, Frank Rizzo who served in the 1970s.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/18/2013

last visited: 7/27/2017

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