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Eighteenth Century Philadelphia Abode Home to Nation’s First National Anthem

By Bethany Erickson | November 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Eighteenth Century Philadelphia Abode Home to Nation’s First National Anthem

When Philadelphia lawyer Joseph Hopkinson and his wife Emily settled into their home on Spruce Street in 1794, the country was still in its infancy. Construction on the home itself had been completed just three years prior, by cabinet maker Jesse Williams. Hopkinson saw the country grow from a collection of colonies that banded together […]

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