Fox Chase Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia | Kids Out and About Philadelphia

Fox Chase Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia

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501 Rhawn Street
Philadelphia , PA , 19111-2504
Phone: 215-685-0547
40° 4' 36.1596" N, 75° 4' 54.9156" W
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The Fox Chase area was originally settled by Swedes who sailed up the Pennypack Creek around 1645 and built a blockhouse as protection against the Lenni Lenape Indians. English colonists later took over the settlement and the blockhouse, which became part of a large country residence named the Ury House. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and John James Audubon were entertained there.
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