Friday, June 04, 2021

Communing with George Meade's spirit in ritzy Philly 'hood

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No visit to Philadelphia is complete for me without a visit to the former home of George Gordon Meade. The general -- who booted the Army of Northern Virginia from The Great State of Pennsylvania in 1863 --  lived at 1836 Delancey Place from 1866 until his death in 1872. Some of the city's leading citizens lived in the tony neighborhood near Rittenhouse Square. Meade's former home has been divided into apartments -- here are units 2 and 4.  Probably at least 2 grand a month. For those who can afford that, oh my, what a cool place to live. 

Historical marker outside the general's former residence (right) at 1836 Delancey Place.

                        GOOGLE STREET VIEW: Explore Meade's former neighborhood.

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