Related Philadelphia Events Occuring in the Nineteenth Century


Philadelphia id the mid-19th Century was a rapidly developing city. With the Centennial Exhibition in 1876, the city was rapidly expanding in preparation. The events below are just some of the events that the women researched here may have experienced.

Historical USGS Maps

Construction of City Hall c. 1870

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PA Academy of Fine Arts

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Penn Station/Broad Street Station c. 1882

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The Academy of Music


The Academy of Music opened in January 1857, and was an institution frequented by many upper class citizens.

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Robert Newell Collection, Library Company of Philadelphia

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