Pennsylvania Hall

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00118
Title: Pennsylvania Hall
Historic Street Address: 6th & Haines Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Built by the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society to serve as a meeting place for abolitionists, Pennsylvania Hall opened its doors on May 14th, 1838. Four days later it was burned to the ground by "anti-black" rioters.


Source :


Written in pencil below print : W. side of 6th between Cherry & Race. Destroyed 5/17/38

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler