“Destruction by fire of Pennsylvania Hall. On the night of the 17th May, 1838.” Philadelphia: 1838.

Constructed from 1837 to 1838 as a meeting place for local abolitionist groups, Pennsylvania Hall in Philadelphia was set on fire and destroyed by an anti-abolitionist mob just three days after dedication ceremonies on May 14, 1838.

Constructed from 1837 to 1838 as a meeting place for local abolitionist groups, Pennsylvania Hall in Philadelphia was set on fire and destroyed by an anti-abolitionist mob just three days after dedication ceremonies on May 14, 1838.

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