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During the Depression, the federal government employed writers in the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to compile the first comprehensive guidebooks to the United States, the American Guide Series. Guides were published for the 48 states, Alaska, and countless cities. This category is for waymarking places referred to in the series.
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American Guide SeriesFriends Meeting House - Philadelphia, PA

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Today, this building is known as Race Street Friends Meetinghouse. The historic building has been expanded over the years & serves other purposes. There is a complex of offices in this building which is used as a national meeting place for Quakers.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/24/2009

last visited: 7/4/2011

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American Guide SeriesIndependence Hall - Philadelphia, PA

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Independence Hall is located in historical Center City, Phila. & within the boundary of Independance Nat'l Historic Park. Independence Hall is a red brick building, built between 1732 & 1753, and designed by Edmund Woolley and Andrew Hamilton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/5/2009

last visited: 5/3/2012

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American Guide SeriesEastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, PA

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The Eastern State Penitentiary is a former state prison in the United States. It is located on Fairmount Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 blocks north of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/25/2009

last visited: 7/27/2012

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American Guide SeriesPhiladelphia Bourse - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

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: 11/14/2011

last visited: 8/27/2012

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American Guide SeriesStirling's Quarters - Valley Forge, PA

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Originally constructed in 1796 (probably earlier), & incrementally expanded through the early twentieth century, this building in its earliest form served as the headquarters of Lord Stirling during the Continental Army's winter encampment in 1777-8.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/1/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFree Quaker Building - Philadelphia, PA

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Amid all the larger and more renown Meeting Houses, this little Georgian-Style gem is anything but hidden, but, often overlooked. It is situated in the heart of "independence Square" and offers a tumultuous history.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/24/2009

last visited: 10/27/2013

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American Guide SeriesGrave of Benjamin Franklin - Philadelphia, PA

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Interred at Christ Church Burial Ground are hundreds of Colonial, Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary notables. The most famous of whom is Benjamin Franklin. This final resting place for this patriot is quite busy & will cost you $2 to visit.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 5/29/2014

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American Guide SeriesChrist Church Burial Ground - Philadelphia, PA

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Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is an important early-American cemetery. It is the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin and his wife, Deborah. Four other signers of the Declaration of Independence are also buried here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/8/2008

last visited: 9/23/2013

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American Guide SeriesFranklin Square - Philadlephia, PA

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Franklin Square is one of the original five squares laid out by William Penn & his surveyor Thomas Holme in the plan for the city of Phila. in 1682. Today, it has been refurbished and is a wonderful place to play, relax and learn. Perfect for kids!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/26/2009

last visited: 10/3/2012

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American Guide SeriesArch Street Friends Meeting House - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

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: 11/15/2011

last visited: 10/27/2013

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American Guide SeriesChrist 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: 9/3/2008

last visited: 10/27/2013

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American Guide SeriesThe 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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/3/2008

last visited: 5/29/2014

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American Guide SeriesKnox Covered Bridge - Valley Forge National Park - Wayne, PA

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This mid-19th century bridge was constructed by Robert Russell using a Burr Arch Truss and wooden planks, which are still in good shape today. Recently, it went under a rehabilitation by the National Park Service.

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location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/14/2013

last visited: 3/29/2014

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American Guide SeriesValley Creek - Valley Forge, PA

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The creek flows through Valley Forge, under the Knox Covered Bridge and other place as well. It provides beautiful vistas and has great historical significance with regards to 18th century commerce, industry and trade.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/14/2013

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. George's Methodist Episcopal Church - Philadelphia, PA

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This brick church, beautiful in its simplicity, significant in its history and symbolic of religious freedom in Philadelphia is a beacon of freedom and appropriately enough, is in the Independence Hall Historical National Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/6/2011

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSt. Augustine's Catholic Church - Philadelphia, PA

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Landmark church always seen from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge when crossing into Philadelphia. Its iconic clock tower, courtyard crypts & red brick construction defines this as a religious and cultural landmark of Old City, Philadelphia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/1/2011

last visited: 9/28/2013

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American Guide SeriesGlover Mansion - Haddon Heights, NJ

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Attractive Georgian home set apart from its neighborhood, existing in its own small part of town. Its owner was an influential figure and founding "father" of this town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/28/2009

last visited: never

Image for General Anthony Wayne Monument - Valley Forge National Historic Park - King of Prussia, Pennsylvaniaview gallery

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American Guide SeriesGeneral Anthony Wayne Monument - Valley Forge National Historic Park - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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This striking monument, grabs your attention from a distance. The General striking a pose from horseback is a frequent stop along the Auto Tour route at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/28/2011

last visited: 7/17/2013

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American Guide SeriesPennsylvania Columns - Valley Forge, PA

in American Guide Series

The Pennsylvania Columns straddle Outer Line Drive at Valley Forge.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/26/2009

last visited: 3/15/2012

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American Guide SeriesThe Walt Whitman Home - Camden, NJ

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In 1884, Walt Whitman purchased a modest, two-story frame house on Mickle Street for $1,750. It is the only house he ever owned. He lived there until his death in 1892, at the age of seventy-two.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 7/27/2008

last visited: 7/28/2011

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American Guide SeriesRCA-Victor Manufacturing Plant - Camden, NJ

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Constructed between 1909 and 1916, the structure was home to the RCA Victor Company beginning in 1919 and was known as the "Nipper" building, after its tower's stained-glass images of the terrier in the Radio Corporation of America's logo.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 2/3/2009

last visited: 3/15/2012

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American Guide SeriesThackara House - Collingswood, NJ

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This is a very old and interesting NRHP house tucked away in suburban Collingswood. If you can ignore the garage addition and the west addition you can easily make out the original structure, quite typical of mid 18th century Colonial architecture.

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location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/16/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWoodlynne, NJ

in American Guide Series

This town came into existence in 1901. Located in Camden County, it is one of several towns located in this general area, all leading to the Delaware River. A lot of the structures appear dated, probably early 20th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 1/1/2010

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Moore Institute of Art, Science and Industry - Philadelphia, PA

in American Guide Series

From 1880 to 1959 Moore occupied an imposing building at Broad & Master Sts, north of City Hall. Originally known as the Phila. School of Design for Women, it began in 1848 as a charitable effort to train "needy and deserving" young women.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/9/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Delaware River Bridge - Philadelphia, PA/Camden, NJ

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Now known as the The Benjamin Franklin Bridge (also known as the Ben Franklin Bridge), this suspension bridge spans across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: none listed yet

date approved: 2/4/2009

last visited: 9/27/2010

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