William Allen (1704-1780)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 40° 03.658 W 075° 11.491
18T E 483667 N 4434540
Quick Description: One of colonial America's wealthiest men, Allen supported construction of the state house, now Independence Hall.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2020 10:06:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM12EQC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
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Long Description:
William Allen (1704-1780)- One of colonial America's wealthiest men, Allen supported construction of the state house, now Independence Hall. He helped establish Pennsylvania Hospital and the Academy and College of Philadelphia, which became the University of Pa. He founded the City of Allentown and was Chief Justice of the Pa. Supreme Court. Initially supporting colonial interests, he became a Loyalist until he died here at his estate, Mt. Airy, for which the community is named.
Marker Name: William Allen (1704-1780)

County: Philadelphia

Date Dedicated: 9/26/2009

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: 300 Germantown Ave., near Allen's Ln., at Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia

Category: Business & Industry

Website: Not listed

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