Recently I came across a list of Philadelphia Streets and how they got the names they hold. Wait, what’s this a “Dallas” street? Where? Why?
By poking around I eventually found that the street was named after a Philadelphia Mayor who was actually the Vice President of the U.S. from 1844 to 1848 under President James Polk. George Dallas had also been a u.s. Senator from Pennsylvania, an Attorney General for PA, and from 1856 to 1861 he was U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James in London. Who knew ?+
After finding out this cool stuff, I decided to check to find where his grave is located; Wow! another surprise, he’s buried at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 3rd and Pine Street, right here in Philadelphia! First chance I get I’m going to do down and get a photo of the grave marker.