Philadelphia is such an incredible city. It is so full of history. Below are links and resources to learn more about Philadelphia and the places where my ancestors resided, walked, and lived in the early 1800s. I visited Philadelphia in April 2018 and took a lot of photos and videos of some of the places the Ivory family lived. Be sure to check those out on the Historical Street pages!
Historical Building & Landmarks
Philadelphia is full of historical buildings, culture, and landmarks. Below are some of the places my ancestors associated with, lived near, and likely saw on a weekly basis while living in Philadelphia in the early 1800s.
The Philadelphia Dispensary was the first institution of its kind in the United States. It was a hospital for the poor, providing medical care to those who could not afford to go to other hospitals. Mathew Ivory (born about 1765) was a patient of the dispensary prior to his death in 1812.
Old St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Old St. Joseph's Church was the first Roman Catholic church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1733. This is where Mathew Ivory (born 1809) was baptized in 1810.
St. Mary's Catholic Church and Burial Ground
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, also known as Old St. Mary's, is a historic church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located in the Society Hill neighborhood at 248 S. Fourth Street, between Spruce and Walnut Streets. This is where Mathew Ivory (born about 1765) was buried in 1812.
Historical Streets in Philadelphia