The Liberty Bell, formerly known as the State House Bell or Old State House Bell, is an iconic symbol of American independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bell, which was once housed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House, is now housed across the street in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park. The Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly commissioned the bell from the London firm of Lester and Pack in 1751. It was cast with the lettering “Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof,” a Biblical reference from the Book of Leviticus. The bell cracked the first time it was rung after arriving in Philadelphia, and it was recast twice by local craftsmen John Pass and John Stow, whose surnames appear on the bell. The bell was originally used to summon legislators to legislative sessions and to notify citizens of public meetings and proclamations. Although there was no immediate announcement of the Second Continental Congress’s vote for independence. Thus no bell could have rung on July 4, 1776, bells were rung on July 8 to commemorate the reading of the United States Declaration of Independence. You can visit Barnes Foundation a famous place in Pa.Contact Philly Locksmith located in Center City, Pa. You can contact us at 267-433-6636.
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