In 1838, abolitionist, Angelina Emily Grimké and others held a rally at the newly opened "Pennsylvania Hall," built with private funds, at 6th and Race Streets, as a place to further the cause of the abolition of slavery. A crowd of hostile people set fire to the building, however, as the conflict over slavery, which eventually led to the Civil War, was made evident in Philadelphia.
The two interior views I painted, were adapted from exterior views made at the time and descriptions of how the interior was structured. View at:
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