TPC History

2021

TPC History: Fire Marks

August 11, 2021

Have you ever been walking around the city of Philadelphia and noticed some plaques or markers on the older buildings? Ever been curious what they are and what they represent? Well we got the answers for you!

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The Philadelphia Contributionship’s Digital Archives

May 18, 2021

Over the years the records of The Philadelphia Contributionship have been used for multiple types of research. Homeowners seeking to restore their homes look to see if a survey existed; genealogists check to see where their ancestors lived. Scholars use them for even more varied purposes; architectural historians might look at the patterns of building, others might investigate the types of businesses that were insured and descriptions of the factories. Check out our most recent article about learn more about how we created a digital archives for the Company’s key documents and insurance surveys.

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April 15, 1771 at The Philadelphia Contributionship

April 21, 2021

Ever wonder what a difference a day makes - or in this case 91,312 days -in the workings of The Philadelphia Contributionship? Well you are in luck! Our Archivist, Carol Smith, writes about what a meeting of members would have been like two hundred and fifty years ago in 1771.

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