Declaration of Independence (House in which Jefferson Wrote it), 1889

Written in 1776.

Southwest corner of 7th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.

The handsome red brick building is 3 1/2-stories tall. The backyard is protected by a high wooden fence. The tree behind the fence is in full leaf. There is an African-American newsboy (?) on the sidewalk and four pedestrians. Several hitching posts are curbside as is a carriage stone.

Location: Library Company of Philadelphia
call number: P.2298.144 /evans/plc144.html
updated by BMC July 18, 2000