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  • 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-561-1313
    The principal Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop.
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  • 1330 W. Berks St, Fl 1 Philadelphia, PA 19122-6087
    215-204-6632
    Accumulated by the eponymous scholar over three decades, the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection has materials on the global black experience in all formats: books, pamphlets, journals,...
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  • 8230 Old York Road Elkins Park, PA 19027
    215-887-6200
    Cheltenham Township, located 20 minutes from Center City, Phila, offers sophisticated services in beautiful surroundings. The community has nearly 500 acres of parkland & many recreation facilities...
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  • 313 W Market Street, Suite 5402 West Chester, PA 19380
    610-344-6220
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  • 225 North High Street West Chester, PA 19380
    610-692-4800
    Chester County Historical Society is a vibrant place where people encounter, explore and learn about the past. With diverse audiences and Chester County's unique heritage at its core, Chester...
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  • 1685 Art School Rd. Chester Springs, PA 19425-1402
    610-827-7414
    In the 19th century Margaret Holman owned and managed a fashionable spa with 3 hotels. She brought in world class entertainers such as Jenny Lind, "the Swedish nightingale." In the post Civil War...
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  • 8709 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA 19118-2716
    215-247-0417
    Situated along Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill is an official historic district, and home to more than 100 architecturally significant residences, parks and gardens, the Woodmere...
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  • 1837 University Cir., P.O. Box 200 Cheyney, PA 19319
    610-399-2275
    Founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America. The founding of Cheyney...
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  • 611 Meetinghouse Road Boothwyn, PA 19061
    610-494-1361
    This Quaker Meeting House was built in 1688 of logs, then after a fire in 1769, it was built of stone.  A true Historical Meeting House in pristine condition with no modern conveniences (plumbing,...
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  • 1801 W. Diamond St. Philadelphia, PA 19121
    215-236-6773
    Here in 1974, the first eleven women Episcopal priests were ordained. This noted Gothic Revival church, built 1887-97, served a growing African American community after 1930. Host to major Black...
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