Secretary of the Navy's Office Site

Secretary of the Navy's Office Site (HM20BU)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.863', W 75° 8.935'

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Independence National Historical Park

The rise of the United States as a naval power began during the tenure of Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert. In the late 1790s, Stoddert occupied an office at this site.During the time Stoddert was working here, Congress authorized the purchase of several warships, as well as cannon and naval supplies. The USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") took to the seas in 1798, the same year Stoddert took office.
HM NumberHM20BU
Placed ByIndependence National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487278 N 4421964
Decimal Degrees39.94771667, -75.14891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.863', W 75° 8.935'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 51.78" N, 75° 8' 56.1" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 425 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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