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Photo, Print, Drawing Ruins of Saint Augustine's Church. North Fourth Street, Philadelphia. Ruins of St. Augustines Church North 4th Street Phila.

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Title

  • Ruins of Saint Augustine's Church. North Fourth Street, Philadelphia.

Other Title

  • Ruins of St. Augustines Church North 4th Street Phila.

Summary

  • This lithograph from 1844 shows the ruins of Saint Augustine's Church, located at 260-262 North Fourth Street in Philadelphia. In May 1844, this Catholic church was destroyed by fire during the Nativist Riots. Seen here are the damaged outer church walls, which remain standing behind a stone and iron work fence. On the sidewalk, pedestrians, including a pair of men, a pair of women, and a couple, walk past, point, and discuss the ruins. Another woman faces away from the destroyed church, and, near the pair of men, a dog wanders. The church congregation was formed in 1796 under Matthew J. Carr and served the large German and Irish immigrant community residing in the northern sections of the city. The church was built in 1801 after the designs of architect Douglas Fitzmaurice Fagan. The May riots (May 6--8, 1844) began during a confrontation between Irish Catholics and participants in an American Nativist Party rally that was held in the Irish neighborhood of Kensington. Text below the image states that the church was "destroyed by a mob on the evening of the 8th of May, 1844."

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : [publisher not identified], 1844.

Headings

  • -  United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • -  1844-05
  • -  Anti-Catholicism
  • -  Catholic churches
  • -  Churches
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Irish Americans
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Nativism
  • -  Riots
  • -  Ruins
  • -  Saint Augustine's (Church: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • -  Street scenes

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Digital catalog number: POS 666"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph ; 28 x 39 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: The Library Company of Philadelphia.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Philadelphia on Stone

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670230

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Ruins of Saint Augustine's Church. North Fourth Street, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1844. [Philadelphia: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670230/.

APA citation style:

(1844) Ruins of Saint Augustine's Church. North Fourth Street, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1844. [Philadelphia: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670230/.

MLA citation style:

Ruins of Saint Augustine's Church. North Fourth Street, Philadelphia. [Philadelphia: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670230/>.