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Architecture Around the World

Carpenters' Hall
Philadelphia, PA
Carpenters' Hall - Official Website

Exterior photos

Interior details

Windsor chairs

See also:  Time line

"The First Continental Congress of the United Colonies of North America met here from September 5 to October 26, 1774 ...  It was here that Congress resolved to ban further imports of slaves and to discontinue the slave trade within the colonies, a step toward phasing out slavery in British North America.  The meeting hall served as a hospital for both British and American troops in the Revolutionary War, and other institutions in Philadelphia have held meetings in Carpenters' Hall, including Franklin's Library Company of Philadelphia, the American Philosophical Society, the First and Second Banks of the United States." - Wikipedia (May 2011)

In attendance at the First Continental Congress here were George Washington and John Adams and the more well-known (at the time) Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry. (Benjamin Franklin was in England at the time.)


Photos and their arrangement 2011 Chuck LaChiusa
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