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Where Ben Franklin Flew His Electric Kite?

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Where Ben Franklin Flew His Electric Kite?

There is a good argument that Ben Franklin conducted his famous kite experiment at the site of this church. See Harry Kyriakodis' wonderful essay at http://www.scribd.com/doc/46039160/Franklin-s-Philadelphia-Experiment.

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Location: Church of the Assumption , 1123 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123, United States
Listing Category: Abandoned Places, Architecture, Buildings, Churches, Cathedrals, Mosques, Synagogues, Temples, Civics Lessons, Famous People, Franklin, Benjamin, History, Human Interest, Preservation / Protection Needed, Religions, Science, Technology, Innovations, Tourism
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is a short story in todays Philadelphia Inquirer on page B2 saying that the church is close to demolition, but there is a court battle to spare it. ... From reading on the Web I think that perhaps St. John Neuman was not baptised here, but did help consecrate this church.
Date : 2012-12-06

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/10/2008, that says that the famous kite experiment took place on 6/12/1752, and there is a plaque marking the site at St. Stephens Episcopal Church at 10th and Ludlow Streets.
Date : 2013-07-11

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is an article in yesterdays Philadelphia Inquirer, at B1, B5, by Inga Saffran saying that a court has granted a temporary reprieve of the demolition of this building.
Date : 2013-11-24