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1823 1827

Philadelphia Timeline, 1824

1824

  • March 31. Legislature incorporated a company to construct a railroad from Philadelphia to Columbia, in Lancaster County; the company to be called "The President, Directors and Company of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company."
  • During the year Schuylkill water was introduced into 3,954 private houses, and 185 manufactories.
  • May 9. Fire in the Northern Liberties, Third Street near Brown. About thirty houses destroyed.
  • September 27. Arrival of Gen. Lafayette in Philadelphia stopping and sleeping at the Frankford Arsenal.
  • Grand procession on the 28th. Reception in Independence Hall.
  • A census taken in 1824 showed that the city contained fifty-five printing offices, one hundred and fifty printers.

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Excerpted from "Happenings in ye Olde Philadelphia 1680-1900" by Rudolph J. Walther, 1925, Walther Printing House, Philadelphia, PA

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