Ruins of St. Augustine's Church, North 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA, May 1844.
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Ruins of St. Augustines Church North 4th Street Phila. Destroyed by a mob on the evening of the 8th of May 1844

Credit: Courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia

The remains of St. Augustine's Catholic Church after the deadly mob rioting of May 8, 1844. These and other riots gave rise to urban fire and police departments in Philadelphia and elsewhere.

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