Pops finishes talking about visiting Independence Hall

Trixie could see Independence Hall from the hotel room - best view ever!

Trixie could see Independence Hall from the hotel room – best view ever!

The stairs leading to the second floor take up the entire tower you see on the south façade; Again, the color scheme was blue trim with white walls, and great windows looking out upon the square outside.

The second floor had three rooms and a hall. The main long room along the north side was a banquet room; during the British occupation, it was used to hold prisoners, and many died there to be buried in Washington Square nearby. The lower rooms were used as barracks for soldiers. A room on the southwest corner was used as the governor’s council chamber, and the room on the southeast corner was used to store munitions and supplies.

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