Wolf Run Studio - Covered Bridges

Bill Harrah
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. . . AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Carpenters' Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Built in 1773
#NC-17320-PA - Notecards
Also available in Assortment Pack #AST-1776

Founded in 1724, the Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia is the oldest existing trade guild in the United States. A little over a year after members of the company completed its new meeting hall, delegates to the First Continental Congress voted to meet here. They deliberated from September 5 through October 26, 1774, establishing a trade embargo against Great Britain and drafting letters of disagreement to King George III.

Other tenants have included the nation's first lending library, the first Secretary of War, the First Bank of the U.S., the Franklin Institute and the first trade exhibition. Carpenters' Hall became the site of the nation's first bank robbery in the early morning of September 1, 1798, when $162,821 was taken from the Bank of Pennsylvania vaults. The building is included within Independence National Historical Park. The Carpenters' Company continues to own and maintain the property.

Drawing © 2004 Bill Harrah


The Betsy Ross House    Carpenter's Hall    Independence Hall    Liberty Bell
George Washington's Headquarters    Soldiers' Winter Quarters    General Anthony Wayne Monument    National Memorial Arch
Old State House    Paul Revere House    Bunker Hill Monument    Faneuil Hall   

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