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House where Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, s.w. cor 7th & Market St. 1776

@ The Library Company of Philadelphia


Exterior view showing the three-and-a-half story brick residence of bricklayer Jacob Graff, Jr. during the year 1776. Jefferson resided as a boarder on the second floor. Pedestrians stroll the sidewalk including an African American peddler. Residence, later converted to a warehouse and then demolished in 1883 for the erection of the Penn National Bank, was reconstructed in 1968 in anticipation of the Bicentennial.; B.R. Evans.; Possibly commissioned by Philadelphia antiquarian Ferdinand Dreer.; Forms part of: Benjamin Evans Watercolor Collection.

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The Library Company of Philadelphia

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