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[Goal in Walnut Street]
Gaol in Walnut Street
(W. Birch & Son, 1800)
Local ID #: AI Oversize 1800 Birch
W. Birch & Son. The city of Philadelphia : in the state of Pennsylvania, North America; as it appeared in the year 1800, consisting of twenty eight plates / drawn and engraved by W. Birch & Son. (Springland Cot, near Neshaminy Bridge on the Bristol road, Pa. : W. Birch, 1800). , p. Plate 24

Overview

  • Building Type: church
  • Religious Denomination: African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.)

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Also on this site:
Mother Bethel Church

Comments

"The two-story wooden structure, a former blacksmith shop, was purchased by the Rev. Richard Allen who had it rolled over ground and placed on a lot he owned at the Northeast Corner of Sixth & Lombard Streets. In 1794 the building became the first home of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, founded by Rev. Allen."

 

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