House and grounds where the Declaration of Independence was first celebrated.

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House and grounds where the Declaration of Independence was first celebrated.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00262
Title: House and grounds where the Declaration of Independence was first celebrated.
Historic Street Address: 4215 Frankford Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Title on photograph. Handwritten below image is the following: E. Side of Old York Road above Branchtown. Elm Hill. 4215 Frankford Road.

Depicted is the summer-house on the property of  Enoch Edwards near Frankford where legend has it on July 8th., 1776 Thomas Jefferson and some members of Congress celebrated the passage of the Declaration of Independence.

 Source :http://frankfordgazette.com/wp1/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Frankford-Chronicles-The-First-Fourth-of-July.pdf


Creation Year: ca. 1870
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:40.009522
Geocode Longitude:-75.089603

Creator Name: Newell, Robert, 1822-1897 - Photographer
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler