Pennsylvania Historical Marker
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This marker is located at South 12th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 57.053 W 075° 09.590.
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America's first circus building was opened here at 12th and Market Streets, April 3, 1793. On that day the English equestrian John Bill Ricketts gave America's first complete circus performance. President Washington attended his show later that season.