Spafford Street - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Spafford Street (known as Marshall today) was in the northeast corner of the Moyamensing Township in Philadelphia.
The map to the right shows where Spafford Street is located. You can see the light green markings down the road from the upper-left part of the map and then it goes up along the blue line. This boundary is the northeast border of Moyamensing.
Mathew lived on Spafford Street in 1802. He seemed to move around the city a lot.
Walking up and down the old Spafford Street in Philadelphia was very nostalgic. Just about every building on this street was likely the original buildings. Mathew Ivory likely lived in one of those buildings.
Even though there were telephone and power lines draping the street, the noise of cars driving on the perpendicular streets, and overall city noise, I imagined being on that street in 1802 and honestly not much would have been different. Each of the buildings would have likely looked the same. The smell of the city was probably very similar.
Below is a 360˚ photo sphere of Spafford Street that I took while I was there. It provides you with a 360˚ experience of being on Spafford Street. (Hint: Use your mouse to click and drag around inside the photo.)
Check out my video below of me walking down Spafford Street.
Below is a map showing all of the places Mathew Ivory and his family lived in Philadelphia. Spafford Street is the far-left street with the longes purple line.
Source for the 1810 Map of Philadelphia: John A. Paxton, New Plan of the City [Philadelphia] and its Environs (unknown place: unknown publisher, ); digital image, “New Plan of the City [Philadelphia] and its Environs,” Resource Browser, Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network (http://www.philageohistory.org/geohistory/), accessed April 2018.