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Philadelphia Timeline, 1838

1838

  • March 15. The Commissioners passed an ordinance establishing the Northern Liberties Gas Works. Capital, $200,000.
  • April 1. Upper Ferry Bridge burned.
  • May 14. Pennsylvania Hall, corner Sixth and Haines (Cresson) Streets, attacked by a mob.
  • May 17. Pennsylvania Hall burned.
  • May 18. Shelter for Colored Orphans, Thirteenth Street, above Callowhill, burned by a mob.
  • October 4. Great fire on Chestnut Street Wharf, Delaware.
  • December 17. Schuylkill Bank failed.

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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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