- Disputes with the lord of Maryland over where borders lie cause Penn much trouble and necessitates trip(s?) to England to settle dispute over who owns access to the Chesapeake bay
- Philadelphia is positioned to make use of both the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River.
- To deal with the Native Americans, swedes, and Dutch that already had property ownership in Philadelphia, Penn signs a (fair and enforced) treaty (Great Treaty 1682) with the NA and purchases land from the white settlers.
- Because Quakers are religiously tolerant, the Lutheran Dutch, Quakers, and even the French get along.
- Very meticulous planning for Philadelphia with a strict grid pattern. Main thoroughfares are 100’ wide.
- Plans don’t really get followed, as people want to live on the Delaware River. People also subdivide lots and don’t follow his building aesthetic
- Houses are mostly brick, such as Letitia House and Old Swedes Church (originally timber, rebuilt in brick, the oldest religious structure in Philly)