Peter Stretch's Corner at the Sign of the Dial - Philadelphia Clockmaker
Peter Stretch (1670-1746) was a famous clock and instrument maker. It has recently been proven that he also made pocket watches (see Maine Antique Digest, Nov. 2018, p. 12-A, article by Lita Solis-Cohen). There is much about him on the Web. On the Web it often says that he lived and worked at Peter Stretch's Corner, the SE corner of Front and Chestnut Streets (now I-95 Park). But it also indicates that he moved to the SW corner of Second and Chestnut Streets (now U.S. Custom House, 200 Chestnut St.) and that corner appears to have had the most fame for the name Peter Stretch's Corner at the Sign of the Dial.
U.S. Custom House
200 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States
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