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Philadelphia Contributionship

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County of Philadelphia.
212 S. 4th Street
National Register Number: 71000732
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - financial institution. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Office Building.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 22, 1977):
In 1752, Benjamin Franklin helped organize the Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire, the first fire insurance compnay in the United States and a pioneer institution in the development of the insurance business. Since 1836, this 3 1/2 story red brick house has been the company headquarters.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmark.

Other than routine maintenance, no changes to the landmark


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