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Headquarters of Pythian (African American) Baseball Club

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Headquarters of Pythian (African American) Baseball Club

The Pythians were Philadelphia's first black baseball club, in the mid-1800s. They had their headquarters here, in what was Liberty Hall, a building belonging to the Institute for Colored Youth. There is a great article on them at http://www.philaplace.org/story/67/.

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Location: Liberty Hall (was here) , 715 Lombard St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Athletes, First Ever ..., History, No Longer There, Sports
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is an actual plaque at the site of the Institute for Colored Youth, 915 Bainbridge St., Phila., PA 19147.
Date : 2013-08-09

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Near the [Francs Ellen Watkins Harper House at 1006 Bainbridge St.] is the institute that became Cheyney University. Founded in 1837 to provide a classical education to young African Americans in Philadelphia, it was moved in 1907 to George Cheyneys farm in Delaware County and its name changed to Cheyney University. (That makes Cheyney the oldest African American institution of higher education.)
Date : 2014-02-15

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is a good article on the Pythian Baseball Club in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/30/14, at p. C2.
Date : 2014-04-02