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Working Hand in Hand: Philadelphia’s Volunteer Fire Companies and the Insurance Industry

August 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Date:
August 8, 2015
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mercer Museum

Carol Wojtowicz Smith, curator and archivist of the Philadelphia Contributionship, America’s oldest property insurance company, describes the relationship between Philadelphia’s volunteer fire companies and the insurance industry in the city, including the role of “fire marks.” Included with museum admission.

ROLLO'S FACTS

Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
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