January 26, 2013
Barbara J. Selletti.
History and Mystery of 1799 Lazaretto
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Location: American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue
The Lazaretto served as a quarantine station for immigrants coming to Philadelphia from 1801-1895. It’s the oldest surviving quarantine station in the Western Hemisphere and is located on the Delaware River, just south of Philadelphia near Gov. Printz Park. Barbara J. Selletti. is a “cybrarian” (a librarian who primarily uses the internet) at Neumann University. She is also involved in “The Friends of the 1799 Lazaretto”, an organization interested in bringing attention to the Lazaretto in hopes of restoring it to its original state.