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Identifer Preview Title Surveyor Date Media / Size / Scale Area / Map Features
013-07 HP Plan of revisions of grades and width of footways on Pennsylvania Avenue between Coats Street and Poplar Street, and of grades on Canal Street in the 15th Ward [Resolution June 23, 1862; surveyed 1862; confirmed by Court May 18, 1863] Roberts, Edward D. 1862
Mounted
24 x 41 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
15th Ward. Pennsylvania Ave. between Coates St. and Poplar St., and along Pennsylvania Ave. to Schuylkill River
Curb heights, block dimensions, sidewalks, inlets, dock on Landing Ave., later penciled sections of tunnels, etc., from 1870s, 1880s by Samuel L. Smedley
013-08 HP Plan of the revision of grades in a part of the Fifteenth Ward authorized by Act of Assembly June 26, 1871 and resolution of Councils July 11, 1871 [Confirmed by Board of Surveyors March 18, 1872] Roberts, Edward D. 1872
Mounted
23 x 31 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
15th Ward. Bounded by Girard Ave. to Hare St., 24th to 29th Sts.
Curb heights, block dimensions, sewers, tinted sidewalks
013-09 HP Copy of the plan of the survey and regulation of part of the District of Spring Garden as revised in pursuance of two Acts of Assembly passed respectively the 7th day of April anno Domini 1845 and the 14th day of March [1846] [See 013-23 for clearer copy of this plan] Price, Philip M. 1847
Mounted
37 x 71 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Spring Garden District, bounded by Broad St. to Schuylkill River, Vine St. to Poplar St.
Fairmount Water Works, Reservoir, South Garden, Wire Bridge, sewers
013-10 HP Plan of the revised survey of part of the 15th Ward [Approved by Board of Surveyors June 15, 1857. Attachment: Court confirmation of plan] Stiles, Amos 1857
Mounted
20 x 17 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
15th Ward. Bounded by Coates to Spring Garden Sts., 19th to 21st Sts.
Curb elevation, sewers
013-11 HP Plan of lines and grades of Simmonds Street from Ogden to Poplar Streets [Ordinance March 17, 1884; confirmed Aug. 4, 1884] Roberts, Edward D. 1884
Paper
9 x 9 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Simmonds St. from Ogden to Poplar Sts.
Curb elevations
013-12 HP [No title. Bambrey St., Poplar St. to north of Brown St. Resolution March 11, 1875; confirmed April 19, 1875] Roberts, Edward D. 1875
Paper
9 x 15 in.
1.25 inch = 50 feet
Bambrey St., Poplar to Brown Sts.
Curb elevations, block dimensions, footways colored, grades
013-13 HP [Handwritten title on reverse: "Plan of Meredith Street from 24th to 25th St., 15th Ward." Survey returned May 1, 1872; confirmed March 3, 1873] Roberts, Edward D. 1873
Paper
17 x 15 in.
1.25 inch = 50 feet
Meredith St., 24th to 25th Sts.
Curb elevations
013-14 HP Plan of lines and grades of Woodstock Street from Brown to Parrish Streets [Ordinance June 29, 1883; confirmed Aug. 4, 1884] Roberts, Edward D. 1884
Paper
9 x 11 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Woodstock St., Brown to Parrish Sts.
Curb elevations, block dimensions, footways, grades
013-15 HP Plan placing thereon two forty feet streets and striking therefrom Old Perot Street [Ordinance June 25, 1877; confirmed April 15, 1878] Roberts, Edward D. 1878
Paper
19 x 23 in.
1 inch = 40 feet
Bounded by 25th to Taney Sts., Hare St. to Fairmount Ave.
Curb elevations, block dimensions, footways, grades
013-16 HP [No title. Bambrey Street, Poplar to Parrish Sts. Survey returned Sept. 19, 1874; confirmed April 19, 1875] Roberts, Edward D. 1874
Paper
8 x 16 in.
1.25 inch = 50 feet
Bambrey St., Poplar to Parrish Sts.
Curb elevations, block dimensions, footways, grades
013-17 HP [No title. Ferry Road and Biddle Street, showing Fairmount Water Works Reservoir.] Graff, Frederic, Jr. 1842
Paper
14 x 23 in.
1 inch = 150 feet
Fairmount Water Works and vicinity
Fairmount Reservoir
013-18 HP [Handwritten title on reverse: "Virginia St., 24th to 25th St." Survey returned June 24, 1875; confirmed Oct. 23, 1876] Roberts, Edward D. 1875
Paper
9 x 15 in.
1.25 inch = 50 feet
Virginia [Olive] St., 24th to 25th Sts.
Curb elevations, block dimensions, footways, grades
013-19 HP Plan showing lines and grades of Ogden Street [Ordinance Nov. 13 1876; confirmed Jan. 15, 1877] Roberts, Edward D. 1877
Paper
14 x 14 in.
1 inch = 60 feet
Ogden St., 29th to 30th Sts.
Curb elevations, block dimensions, footways, grades
013-20 HP Plan showing the lines and grades of Perot Street [Resolution June 14, 1873; confirmed Oct. 23, 1876] Roberts, Edward D. 1873
Paper
15 x 15 in.
1.25 inch = 50 feet
Perot St. Bounded by 24th to 25th St., Perot St. to Fairmount Ave.
Curb elevations, block dimensions, footways, grades
013-21 HP Plan of Broad Street showing revision of footways and grades from Vine Street to Poplar Street [Resolution May 19, 1873; confirmed April 19, 1875] Roberts, Edward D. 1875
Mounted
56 x 13 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Broad Street. Bounded by 13th to 15th Sts., Vine to Poplar Sts.
Curb elevations
013-22-large HP Plan of the revision of the lines of Twenty-Fifth Street between Spring Garden Street and Biddle Street [Ordinance April 5, 1884; confirmed Oct. 20, 1884] Roberts, Edward D. 1884
Mounted
30 x 14 in.
1 inch = 50 feet
25th St., Spring Garden to Biddle Sts.
Curb elevations, block dimensions, sidewalks
013-22-small HP [Handwritten title on reverse: "Swain St., 25th to 26th St." Survey returned June 29, 1874; resolution March 11, 1875; confirmed April 19, 1875] Roberts, Edward D. 1874
Paper
10 x 14 in.
1.25 inch = 50 feet
Swain St., 24th to 25th Sts.
Curb elevations, block dimensions, grades
013-23 HP Copy of the plan of the survey and regulation of part of the District of Spring Garden as revised in pursuance of two Acts of Assembly passed respectively the 7th day of April anno Domini 1845 and the 14th day of March [1846] [Based on "worn and defaced" original as of 1900. Copy by Edwin M. Evans, June 1, 1900. See 013-09 HP for the original plan] Price, Philip M. 1900
Mounted
67 x 102 in.
Spring Garden District, bounded by Broad St. to Schuylkill River, Vine St. to Poplar St.
Fairmount Water Works reservoir and South Garden, Wire Bridge, streets, curbs, and sewers, wharves north and south of Water Works, street annotations up to 1884
013-s HP Philadelphia, Feb. 1,1888. (signed) John M. Dye, Engineer and Surveyor. [Property of Schuylkill River East Side Railroad from 24th Street north, along the Schuylkill River] Dye, John H. 1888
Tracing
28 x 29 in.
1 inch = 40 feet
Schuylkill River East Side Railroad, in the vicinity of 24th St.
Railroad
013-t HP Plan compiled from records and copies of surveys for Jos. D. Ellis….F. Bloch, Surveyor & Regulator, 4th District, March 20, 1899. [Plans shows line of Schuylkill River East Side Railroad in vicinity of 24th and Powelton] Bloch, Frits 1899
Tracing
19 x 21 in.
Schuylkill River East Side Railroad, in the vicinity of 24th St.
Railroad
013-u HP [No title. Property along Schuylkill River, between 24th St. and Powelton Ave., belonging to John J. Ridgway. Surveyed by Edward D. Roberts, April 1, 1869] Roberts, Edward D. 1869
Tracing
18 x 18 in.
Schuylkill River East Side Railroad, in the vicinity of 24th St.
Railroad
013-v HP [No title. Property along Schuylkill River, between 24th St. and Powelton Ave., belonging to John J. Ridgway. Surveyed by Edward D. Roberts, April 1, 1869] Roberts, Edward D. 1869
Tracing
18 x 18 in.
Schuylkill River East Side Railroad, in the vicinity of 24th St.
Railroad
013-w HP Plan of properties and water fronts along the Schuylkill River showing title lines of Irvine and Carty, former and revised Port Wardens Lines, Wharves, Docks, etc., Fifteenth Ward, Philadelphia Bloch, Frits 1901
Blueprint
42 x 32 in.
1 inch = 30 feet
15th Ward. Schuylkill River waterfront from 24th St. to the Schuylkill River, Callowhill to Vine Sts.
Block dimensions, property lines with dimensions, railroad right of way, wharf and docks as in 1869 and 1901
013-x HP Profile of Callowhill Street from 24th to Biddle Street. [Plan is on a larger sheet of graph paper. Portion not scanned was blank. No date.] Not named 1880 ca.
Mounted
21 x 30 in.
Callowhill St. from 24th St. to Biddle St.
Profile of street grade on graph paper
013-y HP Plan of lines and grades of Norwood Street from Brown to Parrish Street [Ordinance Dec. 31, 1881; confirmed June 5, 1882] Roberts, Edward D. 1881
Paper
9 x 11 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Norwood St., Brown to Parrish Sts.
Curb elevations block dimensions
013-z HP [No title. Hedding Street. Confirmed by Court Nov. 29, 1869] Not named 1869
Tracing
9 x 8 in.
1 inch = 120 feet
Hedding St., bounded by 15th to 16th Sts. North St. to Coates St.
Street location
014-01 HP Plan of proposed extension of Spring-Garden St. from Sixth St. to Delaware River [Resolution June 2, 1870] Wolf, John F. 1870
Mounted
24 x 101 in.
1 inch = 40 feet
Spring Garden St., Sixth St. to Delaware River, Green to Noble Sts.
Property lines and dimensions, names of property owners, route of proposed street, assessed value of sections; road and sidewalks colored
014-02 HP Plan of line and grade regulations of Ocean Street, in the 11th Ward of the City of Philada., as authorised by resolution of Councils, approved Decr. 13th 1862. [Surveyed Jan. 1863; approved Feb. 2, 1863] Wolf, John F. 1863
Mounted
18 x 18 in.
1 inch = 20 feet
Ocean St., between Dana and Green Sts.
Curb elevations
014-03 HP Plan of the Second Division of the Northern Liberties. Survey begun in 1796 and completed in 1798. Brooke, Robert; Auston, Matthew 1798
Mounted
52 x 89 in.
1 inch = 50 feet
Northern Liberties, 2nd Division. Delaware River to 6th St.; Brown St. to Callowhill St.
Pegg's Run, Canal, curb elevations, creeks, benchmark buildings
014-n HP Draught of the regulation of Julianna Street, between Buttonwood and Green Streets in the Northern Liberties. Made by order of the Board of Commissioners Jany. 8th 1828 by Jos. H. Siddall. [with attached affidavit] Siddall, Joseph H. 1828
Paper
14 x 17 in.
Northern Liberties. Julianna St.
Curb elevations
014-o HP Draught of the regulation of Peach Street, between Green and Coats Streets, in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1828
Paper
13 x 17 in.
Northern Liberties. Peach St.
Curb elevations
014-p HP Plan of the regulation of Green Street between Old York Road and Sixth Street in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1828
Paper
9 x 16 in.
Northern Liberties. Green St.
Curb elevations
014-q HP Plan of the regulation of New-market Street from Noble Street to Green Street in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1824
Paper
9 x 18 in.
Northern Liberties. New-Market St.
Curb elevations
014-r HP Plan of the regulation of Brooke Alley and part of Rose Alley in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1824
Paper
8 x 20 in.
Northern Liberties. Brooke and Rose Alleys.
Curb elevations
014-s HP Plan of the regulation of Jones Alley in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1822
Paper
8 x 23 in.
Northern Liberties. Jones Alley
Curb elevations
014-t HP Plan of the regulation of Rogers Alley and Elbow Lane in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1822
Paper
12 x 8 in.
Northern Liberties. Rogers Alley and Elbow Lane
Curb elevations
014-u HP Plan of the regulation of Magnolia Street in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1824
Paper
7 x 17 in.
Northern Liberties. Magnolia St.
Curb elevations
014-v HP Plan of the regulation of Flowers Alley in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1824
Paper
9 x 13 in.
Northern Liberties. Flowers Alley
Curb elevations
014-w HP Draught of the regulation of Crown Street, between Tammany and Green Streets in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1829
Paper
7 x 27 in.
Northern Liberties. Crown St.
Curb elevations
014-x HP Plan of the regulation of Maria Street in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1825
Paper
5 x 14 in.
Northern Liberties. Maria St.
Curb elevations
014-y HP Draught of the regulation of Kunckel Street in Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1828
Paper
12 x 14 in.
Northern Liberties. Kunckel St.
Curb elevations
014-z HP Draught of the regulation of Willow Alley in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1828
Paper
9 x 12 in.
Northern Liberties. Willow Alley
Curb elevations
015-01 HP Plan of the First Division of the survey and regulation of the Kensington District of the Northern Liberties, agreeably to an act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Passed the sixth day of March one thousand eight hundred and twenty. Surveyed and returned October 10th 1821 by Robert Brooke. Brooke, Robert 1821
Microfilm Only
1 inch = 100 feet
Kensington, 1st Division
Curb elevations, benchmark buildings, property ownership
016-01 MTD [No title. Topography of part of City Plan 16, in Mt. Airy. No date.] Not named 1885 ca.
Mounted
26 x 38 in.
Bounded by Chelten Ave. to Washington Lane, Wayne Ave. to Wissahickon Ave.
Topography, Monoshone Creek and tributary streams, pond and dam, building footprints. Plan seems to be a draft and incomplete.
016-18 016-01 tracing1 Plan of the Second Section of the resurvey & regulation of the Borough of Germantown [Resolution April 17, 1856; approved by Board of Surveyors Nov. 15, 1858] Lightfoot, Jesse 1858
Tracing
68 x 54 in.
22nd Ward, 2nd Section, Germantown. Bounded by Germantown Ave., Queen St., Township Line Rd. (Wissahickon Ave.) and Washington La.
Streams, sewers, springs, curb elevations
016-53 CP Plan of the revision of lines and grades of part of the Second Section, Twenty-second Ward, City of Philadelphia. Made in accordance with a resolution of Councils approved January 19, 1885. Jones, Walter 1885
Tracing
45 x 58 in.
22nd Ward, 2nd Section. Bounded by Washington St. to School Lane, Wissahickon Ave. to Germantown Ave.
Topography, streams, pond, railroad
017-04 MTD Plan of the revision of Hancock Street [Ordinance May 27, 1876; confirmed Oct. 23, 1876] Lightfoot, Jesse 1876
Mounted
18 x 24 in.
Hancock St.
Wingohocking Creek, railroad
017-05 MTD Plan of revision of grades on Armat Street [Ordinance Dec. 31, 1875; confirmed April 2, 1877] Not named 1877
Mounted
19 x 37 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Germantown. Bounded by Chelten Ave., Magnolia Ave., Church Lane and Germantown Ave.
Wingohocking Creek and Honey Run, railroad
017-06 MTD tracing Plan of revision of Section No. 17 made in accordance with ordinance of Councils of April 2nd, 1878 [Confirmed Sept. 1, 1879; tracing copy of mounted plan made in 1911] Not named 1879
Tracing
48 x 37 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Bounded roughly by Washington Lane to Church Lane, Baynton St. to Chew St.
Curb elevations, Wingohocking Creek and ponds, railroad
018-02 MTD Plan of revision of grades [of] part of Fifth Section 23d Ward Philada. [Ordinance July 11, 1868] Not named 1868 ca.
Mounted
53 x 32 in.
23rd Ward, 5th Section. Bounded by Allegheny Ave., Kensington Ave., Lehigh Ave. and Fillmore St.
Streams, sewers, curb elevations