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Thomas Bond House
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Thomas Bond House
Thomas Bond House is located in Philadelphia
Thomas Bond House
Thomas Bond House is located in Pennsylvania
Thomas Bond House
Thomas Bond House is located in the United States
Thomas Bond House
Location129 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Coordinates39°56′51″N 75°08′39″W / 39.9475°N 75.1441°W / 39.9475; -75.1441Coordinates: 39°56′51″N 75°08′39″W / 39.9475°N 75.1441°W / 39.9475; -75.1441
Built1769
Architectural styleGeorgian Architecture
Part ofOld City Historic District
NRHP reference #66000683

The Thomas Bond House is located at 129 South Second Street[1] in Old City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Originally built in 1769, as the home of Dr. Thomas Bond, it has since been restored into a bed and breakfast. The house was listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 1968 and is within the Old City Historic District, a district on the National Register of Historic Places.[2][3][4][5] It is adjacent to the Independence National Historical Park about 3 blocks east of Independence Hall.[6] The main entrance faces south towards Welcome Park, the former location of William Penn's Slate Roof House.

History[edit | edit source]

The history of the Bond house reflects the economic history of this part of Philadelphia. The central core of the Bond house was built in 1769 by Dr. Thomas Bond Sr., a prominent physician and founder of Pennsylvania Hospital, which was chartered in 1751.[7][8] In 1824, a four foot extension with a new facade was added to the west side, and in the 1830s to 1840s, the building was extended eastward at the rear.[9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  2. Philadelphia Historical Commission (February 2, 2018). "Philadelphia Register of Historic Places" (PDF). City of Philadelphia. p. 216. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  3. "National Register of Historic Places Official Website--Part of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  4. "Asset Detail". npgallery.nps.gov. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  5. "Philadelphia Register of Historical Places" (PDF). City of Philadelphia. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  6. "Eating & Sleeping - Independence National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  7. 1936-2007., Williams, William Henry, (1976). America's first hospital : the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1751-1841. Wayne, Pa.: Haverford House. ISBN 9780910702027. OCLC 2320106.
  8. "Asset Detail". npgallery.nps.gov. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  9. "The Thomas Bond House Bed and Breakfast | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Philadelphia and its Countryside - Southeast PA | BBOnline.com". www.bbonline.com. Retrieved 2018-01-05.

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