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St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church

 
 
St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 29, 2015
1. St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  First U.S. foundation, Augustinian Order, 1796. In 1844 the original church here was burned during Nativist riots. This and other violence led to a state law requiring police forces, 1845, and to consolidation of the city and county, 1854.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
 
Location. 39° 57.328′ N, 75° 8.77′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on North 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 N 4th Street at New Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicola Monachesi (a few steps from this marker); Old St. George's (a few steps from this marker); St. George's Church (a few steps from this marker); Old First Reformed (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carolyn Martienssen, June 27, 2015
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line); Benjamin Franklin Bridge (about 800 feet away); Kahal Kodosh Mikveh Israel (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Funeral For President Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ralph Modjeski (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Nativist Riots - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 6, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022