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The Carpenter?s Hall has served as a venue for the First Continental Congress in 1774. It was also the home of The American Philosophical Society, Franklin?s Library Company, and the First and Second Banks of the United States.

Erected between 1770 and 1774, it was built by the Carpenter?s Company which is composed of carpenters and architects. In the United States, it is the oldest builder?s organization having been formed in 1724.

Robert Smith, a member of the Second Continental Congress in 1775, also designed the building as a guild hall.

The architectures of the Carpenter?s Hall made it stand out. With perfect proportions, its design focused on endurance. Until today, the building is owned and maintained by the Carpenter?s Company who still hold their meetings within the site.
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