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Dr. Constantine Hering. Cofounder of the first medical society and first homeopathic medical school in the US. Hering discovered major medicines and authored definitive texts on homeopathy. He advanced the art of healing through research and educa…
April 22, 1792 - March 22, 1862
Nissan 30, 5552 - Adar II 20, 5622
"I am an American, a sailor and a Jew."
Born in Philadelphia in 1792, Uriah Phillips Levy was a fifth generation American. According to family stories, he left for sea a…
Historic Site Dwelling of
149 Sassafras Street
Born Philadelphia 1737 - Died Philadelphia 1791
Signer of the
Declaration of Independence
Designer of the American Flag
Patriot - Jurist - Composer
The Jefferson Street Grounds and later Athletic Park hosted several monumental games here. Early civil rights activist Octavius Catto captained the Pythians against the white Olympic ball club in 1869 - the first interracial baseball game. The fir…
One of America's first woman editors. Hale greatly increased subscriptions to Godey's Lady's Book in her four decades as editor. She successfully promoted a national Thanksgiving Day to President Lincoln. The author and women's rights advocate liv…
To the Sacred Memory of
Surveyor - Astronomer - Scientist
April 1728 - October 25, 1786
English astronomer and surveyor who, with
Jeremiah Dixon, laid out the Mason-Dixon Line -
famous border between Maryland, Pennsylvania
Sacred to the memory of
Major William Jackson
Born March 9th 1759.
Departed this life
December the 17th 1828.
Born March 27th 1768.
Departed this life
August 5th 1858.
In grateful recognition …
one of the Judges of the Supreme Court
rests beneath this marble.
He sustained various public offices
with ability and fidelity.
His integrity was inviolable.
An affectionate husband and father.
In his friendship benevolent …
Heroic Mayor of Philadelphia (1792-1796)
During the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic.
Matthew Clarkson Died of the Fever in 1800.
Nationally prominent Philadelphia architect who designed the US Capitol dome and wings and Girard College. He was consulting architect for Philadelphia's City Hall. A founder of the American Institute of Architects, he served as its president. Wal…