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Where was the first city hall in philadelphia?

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Philadelphia's original City Hall, built during William Penn's lifetime, was near the Delaware River on 2nd Street. On the ground floor was a jail. An open-air market spread west for several blocks west along High Street (Market Street today) from City Hall. Upstairs were the mayor's office and the mayor's court.

Historic Philadelphia Tour: Old City Hall?

Philadelphia's First City Hall Philadelphia's original City Hall, built during William Penn's lifetime, was near the Delaware River on 2nd Street. On the ground floor was a jail. An open-air market spread west for several blocks west along High Street (Market Street today) from City Hall.

Visiting Congress Hall? Built as the Philadelphia County Courthouse, Congress Hall was home to the U.S. Congress from 1790 to 1800, when Philadelphia served as the temporary capital of the United States. Presidents Washington and Adams were both inaugurated in this building. No tickets are required to visit Congress Hall

History & Culture? The First Congress met in the now Federal Hall and wrote the Bill of Rights. George Washington was inaugurated here as the country's first President on April 30, 1789. When the capital moved to Philadelphia in 1790, the building again housed city government until 1812, when Federal Hall was demolished.

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