Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Irish (The) and Ireland

Kensington After the Riot

Illustration of damage caused by riot in Kensington

Many of the Irish in Philadelphia settled in the river wards, including Kensington. The nativist riots of 1844 left a path of destruction, depicted here. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Many of the Irish in Philadelphia settled in the river wards, including Kensington. The nativist riots of 1844 left a path of destruction, depicted here.

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