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Chronology of Excavations at Independence

Chronology of Excavations


1952 - FIRST NATIONAL BANK (PRIVY PIT)

1953 - STEAMLINE TRENCH, SECOND BANK, FIRST BANK, FRANKLIN COURT, 410 LOCUST STREET, INDEPENDENCE SQUARE.

1954 - INDEPENDENCE MALL, SECOND BANK. DOCK CREEK STREAM LINE, INDEPENDENCE SQUARE

1955 - INDEPENDENCE SQUARE, FRANKLIN COURT, BISHOP WHITE HOUSE

1956 - OLD SWEDES CHURCH, 423 LOCUST STREET, INDEPENDENCE SQUARE, BISHOP WHITE HOUSE, CARPENTER. S COURT NEW HALL

1957 - WAGNER BUILDING (233 DOCK STREET), BISHOP WHITE HOUSE, 422 WALNUT STREET. HARMONY STREET, INDEPENDENCE SQUARE, TODD HOUSE

1958 - CITY TAVERN, FIRST BANK, INDEPENDENCE SQUARE, CARPENTERS' COURT

1959 - SECOND BANK, STABLE (AREA B). CONGRESS HALL

1960 - Mc1ILVAINE HOUSE

1961 - TODD HOUSE, CONGRESS HALL. FRANKLIN COURT

1962 - FRANKLIN COURT, OLD CITY HALL, 319 MARKET STREET, HARMONY STREET, McILVANE HOUSE, INDEPENDENCE HALL (WEST WING)

1963 - OLD CITY HALL. 422 WALNUT STREET

1964 - INDEPENDENCE HALL

1965 - SECOND BANK, 115-117 NORTH SECOND STREET

1966 - INDEPENDENCE HALL (SOUTH STEPS), INDEPENDENCE HALL PLOTS.

1967 - INDEPENDENCE HALL (STEPS & ENTRANCE)

1968 - OLD CITY HALL, INDEPENDENCE HALL, BISHOP WHITE HOUSE

1969 - FRANKLIN COURT, INDEP. HALL (CLOCK CASE)

1970 - FRANKLIN COURT I

1971 - FRANKLIN COURT II

1972 - FRANKLIN COURT III-IV

1973 - VISITOR CENTER CONSTRUCTION

1974 - FRANKLIN COURT V

1975 - KOSCIUSZKO MEMORIAL, GRAFF HOUSE

1976 - DESHLER MORRIS HOUSE, CITY TAVERN. AREA F, INDEPENDENCE SQUARE, INDEPENDENCE HALL SIDEWALK. SECOND BANK, GRAFF HOUSE

1977 - AREA F

1978 - GLORIA DEl CHURCH YARD BRICK WALL

1979 - MANNING STREET

1980-1982 - SLATE ROOF HOUSE SITE

1996 - CARPENTERS' HALL/COURT FOUNDATION SURVEY

1997 - GRAFF HOUSE

1998-1999 - PARK UIP EXCAVATIONS (WELL, CISTERN, PRIVY PIT)

1998-2000 - EDGAR ALLAN POE HOUSE

1999-2000 - INDEPENDENCE MALL NORTH

Did You Know?

Drawing of slaves

Many American patriots owned slaves before, during or after the Revolution. Here are a few you might know: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Rush, James Madison, Robert Morris, and James Wilson. Many of them spoke out against slavery, but only Washington freed 124 people by his will.