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Carpenters’ Hall

Carpenters’ Hall

The first organized grumblings of discontent with the British crown bubbled up when delegates from 12 colonies assembled in Carpenters’ Hall for the First Continental Congress in 1774. The contentious meeting resulted in a defiant trade embargo against England and inspired Patrick Henry’s fiery oratory. An acclaimed example of Georgian architecture, Carpenters' Hall still displays the delegates’ chairs and the original banner carried during the 1788 Constitutional parade.

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: History, Philadelphia's Historic District

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