This Scot was a stone cutter, firefighter & gunpowder-protector in the War of 1812.
She grew up at “The Lilacs” – one of the homes used to create Philly’s Fairmount Park.
William Lungren was a paper-maker and hotel landlord who left an impressive family legacy.
During this informal Q&A, panelists answered questions about this national historic site, its early congregants, and the surrounding neighborhood.
Marco Federico discusses the restoration of Benjamin Franklin’s gravestone, repairing the Presbyterian Historical Society terracotta statues, and restoring Old Pine Church’s cast iron fence.
Michael Schreiber describes Philadelphia sea captains in the age of sail who were overcome by great hurricanes, succumbed to attacks by pirates, or who mysteriously disappeared in faraway waters.
Henry Bennett, age 39, died of a heart attack on Jan. 5, 1847, while on his job at an ice cream parlor on Queen Street. Bennett was a mariner by trade.
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