Independence Hall: furnishing study of the second floor Independence National Historical Park, Pennsylvania by Lenard E. Brown

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Published by U.S. Office of History and Historic Architecture, Eastern Service Center in Washington .

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Bibliography: leaves 51-54.

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Statementby Lenard E. Brown.
ContributionsUnited States. Office of History and Historic Architecture. Eastern Service Center.
LC ClassificationsF158.8.I3 B7
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 54 l.
Number of Pages54
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Open LibraryOL5739503M
LC Control Number70613804

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History and Historic Architecture's "Independence Hall Furnishings Study of the Second Floor," this report follows the traditional format pre-scribed for a Furnishings Plan.

The "Study" referred to above, there-fore1is taken as the equivalent of Sections A through C under the. Furnishing Plan (Parts D. through F.) for the Second Floor of Independence Hall. Research, Collation, and Text by Curator Charles G. Dorman. Edition and Supervision by Supervisory Curator John C.

Milley. Independence National Historical Park. September, Table of Contents: Editorial Preface -- I. List of Illustrations -- IISeller Rating: % positive. plans to refurnish the second floor to reflect its use during Pennsylvania's last years as a proprietary colony.

In ~larch a Resource Study Proposal in history was prepared requesting a report on the furnishings of the second floor of Independence Hall. Four. The Birthplace of America Related Posts: Independence Hall Tickets & Visitor Guide - A guide on how to get tickets to see to America's Birthplace Liberty Bell Visitor Guide Buy Tickets for The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia – See 20+ Sites on Primary Overview of Independence Park Overview Independence Hall was built in as the Pennsylvania State House.

Independence Hall touts a red brick facade, designed in Georgian consists of a central building with belltower and steeple, attached to two smaller wings via arcaded highest point to the tip of the steeple spire is feet 7 1 ⁄ 4 inches ( m) above the ground.

The State House was built between anddesigned by Edmund Woolley and Andrew Hamilton, and Architect: William Strickland (steeple).

Independence Hall group in the winter of (Note restored steeple and clock, also doorway on Sixth Street side of Congress Hall.) Lithograph by J. Bowen after drawing by J. wild, Courtesy Philadelphia Free Library.

Evolution of a Shrine. The "State House" did not become "Independence Hall" till the last half of the 19th century.

On the second floor are the Long Room, Governor's Council Chamber, and Committee Room. These are furnished to represent the activities of the Pennsylvania legislature and government prior to The Liberty Bell, a worldwide emblem of freedom is displayed in a special pavilion on Independence Mall across Chestnut Street from Independence Hall.

No visit to Independence Hall is complete without walking down one block to visit the site where Thomas Jefferson resided and drafted the Declaration of Independence. On the second floor, the bedroom and parlor that Jefferson occupied have been recreated and contain period furnishings.

book. The second floor is a duplicate of the first as to plan and here the Palladian window to the floor confirms the elegance of the hall.

The bedroom featuring a Sheraton bed and bureau, blue chintz draperies, and has a veranda similar to the one off the dining room directly below. All of. The restoration of Independence Hall, Philadelphia Summary 5 images of Independence Hall, Philadelphia, including colonial arch and vestibule on second floor, banquet hall after restoration, view from 5th Street, the old belfry, and the front elevation after restoration.

Created / Published   The entrance hall has a pale marble-tiled floor, centre rose and ceiling Independence Hall: furnishing study of the second floor book. The drawingroom on the right is richly furnished, with gold wallpaper, marble fireplace and elegant period furniture.

The Liberty Bell, previously called the State House Bell or Old State House Bell, is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House (now renamed Independence Hall), the bell today is located in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park.

Despite resistance to independence by the Pennsylvania Assembly, the Second Continental Congress met in the State House beginning in Mayand in the east room on the first floor resolved to break from Great Britain on July 2,and approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4.

Within the State House, Pennsylvania government also. Independence Hall in American Memory is a stellar book. Charlene Mires presents an important, engaging and highly readable account of Independence Hall.

She also tells much that is significant and intriguing about the story of Philadelphia and the development of the American nation. The book is fascinating and wonderfully s: 4. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette inspects the Guard of Honour during a ceremony at Rideau Hall after being installed as Canada's 29th Governor General, in Ottawa on Oct.

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The second floor was added in as a town meetingroom. In the s the residents of Germantown decided they needed a schoolhouse of their own. The site beside the Upper Burying Ground was chosen, construction began, and in the autumn ofthe Concord School was completed.

Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence in a home in Philadelphia in the summer of But, what was his - and his enslaved servant Bob Hemings - experience like that summer.

Thomas Jefferson and his enslaved valet, Bob Hemings, arrived in Philadelphia on - one day before the Second Continental Congress reconvened. Restoration of Independence Hall’s second floor and exterior arcades. Remains of Declaration Signer James Wilson honored.

City government restricts use of Independence Square to patriotic, officially sanctioned events. Ratification of Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the vote, celebrated in Independence Square.

He carefully researched the clothing, furniture, and books that were in the room during the event. Additionally, Christy traveled to Independence Hall in September at the same time of day as the signing.

He did this so he could study the sunlight in the room. Christy’s 20 feet by 30 feet painting hangs in the United States Capitol. The second floor, reached by a grand stairway, contained bedrooms for the State’s visiting dignitaries. After purchasing this building in for $14, the Navy used it as one living quarter.

Inwhen additional quarters were badly needed, a brick wall was run through the center of the house, which, with the addition of a kitchen. Independence Hall: Love the history - See 8, traveler reviews, 3, candid photos, and great deals for Philadelphia, PA, at TripadvisorK TripAdvisor reviews.

[State House/Independence Hall] Preliminary Study, Assembly Room, North Wall, NPS Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Local ID #: LS > Image Source [State House/Independence Hall] HABS-PAA, First Floor Hall NPS Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

Local ID #: LS > Image Source. Among the most startling discoveries of Independence Hall in American Memory is the story of fugitive slave hearings held during the early s in the second floor of Independence Hall, which was leased to the U.S.

District Court until Philadelphia newspapers, including the anti-slavery paper The Pennsylvania Freeman, covered the dramatic events that followed enactment of the Fugitive. The furniture is largely reproduction pieces, since most of the original furniture was burnt during the winter of when Philadelphia was briefly occupied by the British Army.

Independence Hall was the meeting place for the Second Continental Congress inexcept during that. The second floor contained a chamber of the Governor's Provincial Council but most of the story was a long gallery, used for public entertainment.

It later housed Charles Willson Peale's gallery that preserved the images of the American founders (many of which are now in the Second Bank; PH). Function. The Flood & Erosion Control Board plans, constructs, reconstructs and manages the Town's flood and erosion control system.

Meetings. The Flood & Erosion Control Board generally meets the third Tuesday of the month at pm in the second floor conference room of Sullivan Independence Hall, Old Post Road.

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The book is fascinating and wonderfully written. The second floor, reserved as the chamber for the Senate, was more ornate and adorned with heavy red drapes.

Bythe room featured 32 secretary desks very similar to the desks that are still used in the current Senate chamber in the United States Capitol ; 28 of the desks at Congress Hall are original. On the upper floors were eight small "dormitories" the fledgling library planned to sublet for $ to $ a week, depending on room size, and a meeting hall to be used free by townspeople.

The Library was located in a first-floor area, 14 by 41 feet, formerly the site of a saloon. At the rear were the Librarian's office and a storage room. The fire started from electrical short circuit on the 7th floor and engulfed the 7th floor and spread to the 8th and 9th floors.

5/9/ Grand Rapids, MI a fire at the Kindel Furniture Warehouse started on an upper floor of the building around noon by a welder in an un-drained lacquer line. Independence Hall interior. Library Company of Philadelphia. After Peale's Museum closed and his portraits went to auction inthe largest purchaser was the City of Philadelphia.

The city's purchases can be seen in this view of the east room of the first floor of Independence Hall. When we got to Independence Hall, the four of us slipped in behind the last crowd of tourists for the day.

Steven Sebring is a big guy, six feet three, with. The first floor has some Civil War memorabilia, models of riverboats and the history of shipping on the Ohio River, and a very neat wall of post office boxes.

The second floor has flags from the Civil War with a history of each flag and the WV unit with which it was associated TripAdvisor reviews.

The tour, which lasts about 40 minutes, takes you through the main floor of Independence Hall. The space is split into two large rooms, with a hallway in between.

Magale Library has remained closed to regular usage. Currently, students, faculty, and staff can access Magale by appointment only. A plan to implement social distancing and safety protocols in the John F. Magale Memorial Library as additional Phases unfold: During the fall semester, library access.

On the second floor, the magnificent Auditorium, also known as Andrew Hamilton Hall, is modeled after Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The spacious Lounge, in the Georgian style with its high ceilings and paneled walls, is located directly across from the Auditorium. Separating the two is an attractive foyer of rare marble and stately columns.

Washington Square, some three hundred yards from Independence Hall. The building was erected in from a design by John Notman following a celebrated architectural competition to which William Strickland, John Haviland, and Thomas U.

Walter also submitted designs. Notman's Athenaeum gave America its first major building in the new It&lianate. On the north-west corner of Independence Square is old Congress hall, in which Congress sat from toand in which Washington was inaugurated in and Adams in At the north-east corner is the old city-hall, on the second floor of which the Supreme Court of the United States sat from to.

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THE SENATEC HAMBER The Senate Chamber is a very beautiful room. You will find it on the second floor on the east side of the State House. The Senate Chamber is 56 feet wide, 44 feet long, and 46 feet high.

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