Church of the Patriots
The Old Pine church property is located at 412 Pine Street in Philadelphia’s locally registered Society Hill Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. In addition the Presbyterian Church (USA) lists it as one of its significant historic sites. Through the years the Third Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia has been called: The “War Office” (attributed to John Adams), “Church of the Patriots” (various post-Revolution newspapers) and Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church. In the 20th c. two congregational mergers changed the 1797 corporate name to the Third, Scots and Mariners Presbyterian Church. Today, the church is endearingly called, “Old Pine.”