John S. Trower Historic Marker Dedication

03oct2:00 pmJohn S. Trower Historic Marker Dedication

Event Details

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

In Partnership with

Black Writers Museum
Germantown United CDC
Historic Germantown
The Keeping Society of Philadelphia
are hosting a dedication ceremony for the Historic Marker in honor of John S. Trower. We will be celebrating his 172nd birthday, the marker dedication and the successful historic designation of the building to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.

JOHN S. TROWER (10/3/1849 – 4/4/1911) was an African American businessman and philanthropist who ran a restaurant and incredibly successful catering business in Germantown.

Unveiling at 5706 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia (currently the CrabHouse)

Reception following hosted by Black Writers Museum in Vernon Park

Masks Required.


or call 215-844-1683 x102



(Sunday) 2:00 pm


Historic Germantown 5501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19144

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