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, Carpenters' 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 - McIlvaine House


1961 - Todd House, Congress Hall, Franklin Court


1962 - Franklin Court, Old City Hall, 319 Market Street, Harmony Street, McIlvaine 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 and entrance


1968 - Old City Hall, Independence Hall, Bishop White House


1969 - Franklin Court, Independence 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 - Kosciusko 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 Dei 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 Utilities Improvement Project excavations (well, cistern, privy pit)


1998-2000 - Edgar Allan Poe House


1999-2000 - Independence Mall North

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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