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Philadelphia (Film)

Additional filming locations included 1218 Arch Street (now the Center for Architecture) for the movie’s Action AIDS Center and 1901 Chestnut Street for Joe Miller’s office.

Additional filming locations included 1218 Arch Street (now the Center for Architecture) for the movie’s Action AIDS Center and 1901 Chestnut Street for Joe Miller’s office.

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One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    As a form of cinematic activism, Philadelphia (1993) attempted to reform the public understanding of AIDS in a time when ignorance and fear of the disease fueled prejudice and hate. The film is not merely set in the city of its title, but in a large part, the people of Philadelphia performed it.
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Jun 13

Mayors (Philadelphia)

Papers of James Logan, Richard Vaux, Alexander Henry, Rudolph Blankenberg, and J. Hampton Moore, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

Papers of Joseph S. Clark, Richardson Dilworth, James H. J. Tate, and Frank Rizzo, Philadelphia City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia. City Archives.

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Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Site of mayoral inaugurations.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    The Philadelphia mayoralty, almost as old as the city itself, has changed markedly since its inception. When the post was created in the eighteenth century, citizens put up their own money in order to avoid having to serve. By the early 2000s, in contrast, candidates and supportive political action committees poured millions into mayoral elections.
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Jun 12

Silk and Silk Makers

G. B. Mutier notebook (Am. 10685), Mrs. Howard W. Lewis collection of early Philadelphia businesses papers (#367), Peter Stephen Du Ponceau papers (#181), and the Tea and Silk Merchandise books (Amb .559), Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

Orinoka Mills factory building, 2753 Ruth Street, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Philadelphia's silk industry began in earnest in the early nineteenth century. There had been efforts since the early eighteenth century to cultivate the silk worm and establish silk-making operations in the region, but they had proven unsustainable or were carried out on a small scale.
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May 29

Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Doylestown Historical Society (research center for local and family history related to Bucks County), 56 S. Main Street, Doylestown, Pa.

Quakertown Historical Society, Business/Industry/Community Records, 21 N. Main Street, Quakertown, Pa. 

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1740 Manor House at the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, 5281 York Road, Holicong, Pa.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Bucks County, one of three counties established in 1682 by William Penn (1644-1718), originally stretched northward along the Delaware River all the way to the Delaware Water Gap and westward past Allentown. Even after shrinking dramatically when Northampton and Lehigh Counties were carved from its territory in 1752, the county still encompassed multiple regions that developed along different historical trajectories.
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May 15

Delaware Bay

Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia

The Museum of Cape May County, 504 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, N.J.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    The Delaware Bay does not often get the historical acknowledgement received by its estuarine neighbor, the Delaware River, but it exerted equal weight in shaping the Philadelphia region's cultural and economic development. Over seven hundred square miles in size and bordered by New Jersey and Delaware, the Delaware Bay is one of America's premier maritime gateways, connecting the Philadelphia region to both international and domestic trade.
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May 08

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (The)

...beyond medical publishing into elementary and high school textbooks, reference materials, and religious works. In 1961 Lippincott acquired A.J. Holman Company, a noted a publisher of Bibles and religious books, and...

The Franklin Collection, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, 120 High Street, New Haven, Conn.

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J.B. Lippincott Company Records and Lea & Febiger Records, 1815-1992, Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

Curtis Publishing Company records, 1891-1968, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Bulletin Building, 3001-25 Market Street, Philadelphia.

J.B. Lippincott Headquarters Building, 227 S. Sixth Street, Philadelphia.

Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 219 S. Sixth Street, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Over eighteen years, from 1771 until his death, Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) composed an unfinished record of his life's tribulations and successes. Written in simple, often humorous language, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin offered readers in the new United States an accessible, exemplary narrative of American upward mobility.
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Apr 19

Pharmaceutical Industry

Philadelphia Drug Exchange Records, 1861–1957. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

Astra-Zeneca/MedImmune manufacturing facility, 3001 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia. 

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GlaxoSmithKline headquarters, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 5 Crescent Drive, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Philadelphia played a key role in the birth of the American pharmaceutical industry in the early nineteenth century, and the region remained a major pharmaceutical center into the early twenty-first century. Home since the colonial period to many of America's leading scientific, educational, and medical institutions, Philadelphia was well-positioned to support the emergence of a pharmaceutical industry.
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Apr 14

Soccer

First German Sports Club Phoenix, 301 W. Bristol Road, Feasterville-Trevose, Pa.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Soccer has been played in the Philadelphia area since the late nineteenth century. The rules of Association football, known in the United States as soccer, were formulated in England in 1863. Various forms of football were played in Philadelphia before that time and after, but the first game of soccer in the city "under proper rules" took place on March 19, 1881.
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Apr 05

American Friends Service Committee

The Friends Center, located at 1501 Cherry Street in Center City, is advertised as "the Quaker hub for peace and justice in Philadelphia...

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and coiner of the phrase "speak truth to power," was founded in Philadelphia by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Spring 1917, shortly after the United States declared war on Germany on April 6.
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Mar 01

Textile Manufacturing and Textile Workers

Coxe promoted the use of Arkwright machines in the United States; these devices made spinning cotton faster and less costly. He also helped establish one of the city’s first textile factories in 1788. Coxe lived at 413 Locust Street, in the house shown in this 1913 photograph, from 1804–1807.

...extended family in Manayunk and along the Pennypack Creek in Northeast Philadelphia; the Bromleys in Kensington and Frankford; the Dolans in North Philadelphia; and others. As titans of the local textile industry, many...

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Textile Industry Historical Collection and William Whitaker and Sons, Incorporated Records, Special Collections, Paul J. Gutman Library, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia.

Various textile company records, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Textile manufacturing began in Philadelphia soon after the city's founding in 1682 and grew to be one of its chief industries. By the turn of the twentieth century Philadelphia was one of the world's greatest textile manufacturing centers, with tens of thousands of workers making a wide range of products.
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Feb 09

Slovaks and Slovakia

...The St. Agnes-St. John Nepomucene Church continues to serve Philadelphia’s Slovak community at 319 Brown Street...

...Holy Trinity Slovak Evangelical Lutheran (1900) at 609-611 N. Franklin Street then later at 721 N. Fifth Street, St. John Nepomucene Roman Catholic Church (1902) at Ninth and Wharton Streets, later the breakaway...

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Slovak Manuscript Collection, Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Slovak migration to the Philadelphia region was no less a part of the Slovak experience in the United States than the larger Slovak migrations to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, or Chicago.
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Dec 14

Plays and Playwrights

Theatre Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia.

New Freedom Theatre (former home of Edwin Forrest), 1346 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia.

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Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Upon first glance, it may seem odd that in Philadelphia, the intellectual heartland of the American Enlightenment, the first drama did not play until April 1754, over seventy years after the city's founding. That play, The Fair Penitent by Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718), was licensed for twenty-four performances, with the warning that the license would be revoked if anything in the production was deemed indecent or immoral.
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Dec 06

Mennonites

Today, the Germantown Mennonite community worships in a separate site at 21 W. Washington Lane. The historic meetinghouse is still used for special events, such as the Christmas Eve and...

The Oxford Circle Mennonite Church, founded in 1951, hosts worshippers in Northeast Philadelphia. The congregation eventually moved from its original location, shown in this 1959 photograph, to a community center at 900 E. Howell Street. (PhillyHistory.org)

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Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust and the Historic 1770 Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse, 6133 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Philadelphia offered seventeenth-century Mennonite immigrants a gateway to the New World and their first permanent settlement in what would become the United States. Despite decades of migration to other parts of the country, Mennonites not only persisted in the city but also grew and diversified.
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