Philadelphia Timeline, 1819
- March 9. Masonic Hall, Chestnut Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets, burned.
- April 19. Work commenced on Fairmount Water Works. Completed 1822.
- In the United States Gazette appeared an advertisement, Orders for Leigh Coal will be received at 172 Arch Street "in quantities not less than one ton, at thirty cents per bushel of eighty pounds." The coal may be seen burning at the above place.
- September 8. Vauxhall Garden, N.E. Cor. Broad and Walnut Streets, destroyed by a mob.
Excerpted from "Happenings in ye Olde Philadelphia 1680-1900" by Rudolph J. Walther, 1925, Walther Printing House, Philadelphia, PA