Friday, May 4, 2012

Philadephia, Pennsylvania

Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Penna.  Built as the State House of Pennsylvania, here the Declaration of Independence was adapted on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress met during the American Revolution, and the Federal Constitutional Convention set in 1787.

Christ Church In Philadelphia
Second Street above Market
Founded 1695                 Built 1727
Interior showing the first Palladian Window in this country; Wine Glass Pulpit, 1770; Chandelier hung in 1744 and the "Gallery" pews with the original blue paint.

Restored House of Representatives Chamber, Congress Hall, meeting place of the House of Representatives, December 6, 1790-May14, 1800.  Here John Adams was inaugurated as second President of the United States on March 4, 1797.
Independence National Historical Park
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interiror.

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