Lombard Street Riot

Lombard Street Riot (HM1JNS)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19147 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.574', W 75° 9.114'

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Here on August 1, 1842 an angry mob of whites attacked a parade celebrating Jamaican Emancipation Day. A riot ensued. African Americans were beaten and their homes looted. The rioting lasted for 3 days. A local church & abolition meeting place were destroyed by fire.
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HM NumberHM1JNS
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487023 N 4421430
Decimal Degrees39.94290000, -75.15190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.574', W 75° 9.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 34.44" N, 75° 9' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 540 Lombard St, Philadelphia PA 19147, US
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