Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church

Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (HM1JTM)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.742', W 75° 8.898'

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Founded in 1763, it is one of the nation's earliest Catholic churches and the first Roman Catholic cathedral in Pa. At a time of anti-Catholic sentiment in Colonial America, it symbolized the religious tolerance of Pa. that was later adopted in the US Constitution. The Continental Congress attended services several times as a sign of respect for the Catholic countries of France and Spain, America's allies during the Revolutionary War.
Year Placed2013
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 9:11pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487331 N 4421741
Decimal Degrees39.94570000, -75.14830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.742', W 75° 8.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 44.52" N, 75° 8' 53.88" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 252 S 4th St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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