where George Washington sat
when he attended services at St. Peter's in the 1790s.
Snowy Exterior of St. Peter's, Philadelphia
a National Historic Landmark at the corner of 3rd & Pine(photos above and below taken by my friend
Carolyn Rathbun George
during the blizzard of 6 February 2010)
Colonial Row House, built in 1805
where we lived, 2001 - 2004
across the street from St. Peter's
Gerry, Ben, Sam and I lived on this historical Philadelphia corner for a few years, when Ben and Sam were choristers at St. Peter's. I used to step out of my front door and think "Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thadeus Kosciosku, George Washington -- they all walked right here -- and not all that long ago!" I could almost reach out and touch them! Two centuries ago, Pew #41 was rented by Philadelphia Mayor Samuel Powel, who lived on 3rd Street, just around the corner from our house on Pine Street. George and Martha Washington were actually regulars at Christ Church, a few blocks north; but they visited St. Peter's often, as guests of the Powels.
SAM & BEN
CHORAL SCHOLARS AT ST. PETER'S, 1999 - 2004