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Carpenters' Hall

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This handsome, patterned red-and-black brick building dating from 1770 was the headquarters of the Carpenters' Company, a guild founded to support carpenters, who were both builders and architects in this era, and to aid their families. In September 1774 the First Continental Congress convened here and addressed a declaration of rights and grievances to King George III. Today re-creations of Colonial settings include original Windsor chairs and candle sconces and displays of 18th-century carpentry tools. The Carpenters' Company still owns and operates the building.

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  • Address: 320 Chestnut St., Historic Area, Philadelphia, PA, 19106 | Map It
  • Phone: 215/925–0167
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Jan. and Feb., Wed.–Sun. 10–4; Mar.–Dec., Tues.–Sun. 10–4
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  • Location: Historic Area
Updated: 05-19-2011

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    Another nice historic building

    Basically just another nice historic building to check out while touring this area. Not more of a standout than others in the vicinity, but worth a look-see.

    by bachslunch, 10/19/08

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