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FF-Parks Lighting Disston1 Plan of a portion of Disston Park bounded by Keystone St., Longshore St., Phila. and Trenton R.R. and Unruh St., Forty-first Ward Philadelphia. Made for Lighting Survey, Department of Public Works. Shegog, George T. 1933
Paper
16 x 21 in.
1 inch = 60 feet
Disston Park
Shows location of electric lights, gas lights, gasoline or naphtha lights, trees, and park paths and benches.
FF-Parks Lighting Disston2 Plan of a portion of Disston Park bounded by Keystone St., Princeton St., Phila. and Trenton R.R. and Longshore St., Forty-first Ward Philadelphia. Made for Lighting Survey, Department of Public Works. Shegog, George T. 1933
Paper
18 x 23 in.
1 inch = 60 feet
Disston Park
Shows location of electric lights, gas lights, gasoline or naphtha lights, trees, and park paths and benches.
FF-Parks Lighting Disston3 Plan of a portion of Disston Park bounded by Keystone St., Disston St., Phila. and Trenton R.R. and Disston St., Forty-first Ward Philadelphia. Made for Lighting Survey, Department of Public Works. Shegog, George T. 1933
Paper
16 x 10 in.
1 inch = 60 feet
Disston Park
Shows location of electric lights, gas lights, gasoline or naphtha lights, trees, and park paths and benches.
FF-Parks Lighting Disston4 Plan of a portion of Disston Park bounded by Keystone St., Unruh St., Phila. and Trenton R.R. and Magee St., Forty-first Ward Philadelphia. Made for Lighting Survey, Department of Public Works. Shegog, George T. 1933
Paper
16 x 21 in.
1 inch = 60 feet
Disston Park
Shows location of electric lights, gas lights, gasoline or naphtha lights, trees, shrubbery, and park paths and benches.
FF-Parks Lighting Durham Plan of Durham Park, 44th Ward, Philadelphia. Made for Lighting Survey, Department of Public Works. Jones, Henry L..; Hyde, George N. 1933
Paper
25 x 18 in.
1 inch = 40 feet
West Philadelphia. Durham Park, bounded by Lancaster Ave., Wyalusing Ave. and 48th St.
Shows location of electric lights, trees, and park paths and benches.
FF-Parks Lighting PennTreaty Plan of Penn Treaty Park, 18th Ward, Philadelphia. Made for Lighting Survey, Department of Public Works Hoffman, [A. Zane?] 1933
Blueprint
17 x 33 in.
1 inch = 30 feet
Penn Treaty Park, Delaware River at Beach St. and Columbia Ave.
Location of light poles and trees, building footprints, path layout
FF-Parks Lighting Stinger Plan showing Singer Park, 36th Ward, Philadelphia. Made for Lighting Survey, Department of Public Works. Reeder, W. C. 1933
Paper
22 x 17 in.
1 inch = 40 feet
South Philadelphia. Stinger Park, bounded by Reed St., 32nd St., Dickinson St. and 33rd St.
Shows location of electric lights, trees, park paths and benches, water mains, sewers. Plan revised in 1943 for Department of City Architecture
FF-Parks Lighting Tacony Plan of Tacony Park bounded by Torresdale Ave., Cottman St., Edmund St., and Bleigh St., Forty-first Ward Philadelphia. Made for Lighting Survey, Department of Public Works. Shegog, George T. 1933
Paper
22 x 17 in.
1 inch = 60 feet
Tacony Park
Shows location of electric lights, gas lights, gasoline or naphtha lights, trees, and park paths and benches.
FF-Parkway-01 Plan from Twenty-second Street to Twenty-third Street for the use of the Board of View in the matter of opening The Parkway between Broad Street and Fairmount Park, as authorized by ordinance of Councils approved 7-24-1916. Showing also profiles of properties affected by change of grade. Plan of The Parkway authorized by ordinance of Councils, approved 6-8-1909; confirmed by the Board of Surveyors 9-20-1909. Bloch, Frits 1916
Blueprint
57 x 34 in.
1 inch = 20 feet
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Property lines and owners, building type, size, damages awarded
FF-Parkway-02 Tract No. 2. Plan made for Councils Committee on Public Works to accompany ordinance introduced to revise southwest line of "The Parkway" from 20th St. to 22nd St. and from 23rd St. to the Port Warden's line of the Schuylkill River. Bloch, Frits; Ogden, William H. H., Jr. 1928
Blueprint
29 x 53 in.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Colored lines show present Parkway and expanded line introduced in ordinance
FF-Parkway-03 Plan of proposed Park Boulevard (authorized by ordinance, approved April 12th, 1892) showing properties affected Not named 1893
Blueprint
29 x ~15 feet in.
1 inch = 40 feet
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Property owners
FF-Parkway-04 Property acquired for [Fairmount] Park and Parkway. Compiled by Geo. R. Mackenzie, Asst. Engr. [Dated June 7, 1927] Mackenzie, George R. 1927
Blueprint
18 x 42 in.
1 inch = 200 feet
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Index map showing how and when property was acquired. This copy includes Jury Plan numbers for several areas and other handwritten annotations.
FF-Parkway-05 Property acquired for [Fairmount] Park and Parkway. Compiled by Geo. R. Mackenzie, Asst. Engr. [Dated June 5, 1927] 1927
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
FF-Parkway-08 The Park Boulevard, Philadelphia. Survey Notice. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Surveyors have fixed upon Monday, May 1, 1893, at Room 236 City Hall, Broad and Market Streets, at 10 o'clock A.M., for a hearing of all parties interested in the confirmation of the plan of the line and grades of the Park Boulevard., from the City Hall to Fairmount Park, and of a revision of line and grades of contiguous streets. ... Charles F. Warwick, City Solicitor. Not named 1893
Paper, Mounted
17 x 24 in.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Plan of proposed Park Boulevard (later Benjamin Franklin Parkway), with a list of property owners along each street. This poster was mounted on the cover of a folder of plans, stored at the City Plans Unit, relating to the Parkway.
FF-Parkway-09 Open the Boulevard. Philadelphia Wake Up! Have We No Municipal Pride Whatever? [Promotional handbill] Not named 1893
Paper
15 x 10 in.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Handbill promoting the construction of the Park Boulevard, to connect City Hall with Fairmount Park. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct., 21, 1893, mentioned this handbill in a brief note in the bottom left corner of the front page.
FF-Parkway-10 Plan of Parkway from City Hall to Fairmount Park Phila. Published by Elvino V. Smith, 323 Walnut St. Phila. Smith, Elvino V. 1904
Mounted, on rollers
27 x 40 in.
1 inch = 150 feet
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Diagonal route of Parkway shown overlaid on street grid
FF-PWD-01 [No title. Philadelphia Water Department pipe and hydrant plan, showing all pipes and hydrants with year of installation] Not named 1850 ca.
Mounted
64 x 32 in.
Philadelphia, Water Department pipe plan. Bounded by Schuylkill River to Delaware River, Vine to South Sts.
Water pipes, hydrants
FF-PWD-02 [No title. Philadelphia Water Department water pipe plan] Not named 1870 ca.
Mounted
41 x 76 in.
Philadelphia, Water Department pipe plan. Bounded by South St. to Reed St., Broad St. to Delaware River
Shows all pipes, sizes, date in service, and all hydrants with a stamped image.
JP-0005 Plan of Willow Avenue from Chelton Ave. to Price St., Heiskell and Price Sts. From Willow Ave. to Cedar Lane, and Cedar Lane from Price St. to haines St. Jones, Walter 1892
Tracing
36 x 46 in.
1 inch = 40 feet
Germantown, in vicinity of Willow (now Magnolia) St. and Chelten Ave.
Wingohocking Creek, Joe B. Scatchard's dam, mill, stable and office; Chestnut Hill Branch of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad; ice house, Mission of St. Vincent de Paul, property lines and owners, building footprints in street lines
JP-0007 Plan for opening Wyoming Ave. between Fishers Lane and Adams Road, Twenty-second, Twenty-third and Thirty-fifth Wards, Philadelphia Webster, John H., Jr. 1892
Tracing
41 x 74 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Bounded by Loudon St. to Courtland St., D. St. to Adams Rd. and Large St.
Frankford Creek, mill race, property lines and owners, Greenwood Cemeter., Shows Wyoming Ave. crossing Frankford Creek three times.
JP-0015 Plan of City property measured by Andrew French, Sur. & Reg. Fifth District, Philadelphia, December 30th 1885 French, Andrew 1885
Paper
10 x 17 in.
Bounded by Front, Noble and Beach Sts.
Blacksmith shop and tool house, building types and sizes, yards, privies, fences, gates, sheds, windows
JP-0016 [No title. Plan of Mantua Avenue from 36th St. to 33rd St. Johnson, Joseph 1890
Tracing
10 x 44 in.
West Philadelphia. Mantua Ave. between 33rd and 36th Sts.
Property lines and ownership, building footprints in street line
JP-0019 Plan of [Police] Patrol Station in Manayunk Sundstrom, C. A. 1889
Mounted
19 x 14 in.
1 inch = 20 feet
Manayunk, buildings at the corner of Main and Jackson Sts.
Building footprints
JP-0045.5 Plan of the eastern terminus of Chesnut [Chestnut] Street in the District of West Philadelphia, extending from the east line of Bridgewater St. to the Port Warden's Line in the River Schuylkill [Report attached] Lightfoot, Francis 1853
Mounted
16 x 28 in.
West Philadelphia. Chestnut St. at Schuylkill River
Wharves, property owners
JP-0119 Plan for the use of the Jury in the matter of the opening of Hancock Park, Seventeenth Ward, Philadelphia Bloch, Frits 1898
Tracing
27 x 20 in.
1 inch = 20 feet
Hancock Park, near Jefferson and Hancock Sts.
Hancock Park
JP-0233 Plan of property to be appropriated for purposes connected with the water supply of the City , in accordance with ordinance approved Sept. 19, 1894. 38th Ward, Philadelphia. [Survey returned Dec. 18, 1899. No. 722 on reverse may refer to Survey District filing system] Fuller, H. M 1899
Paper, Mounted
24 x 19 in.
1 inch = 40 feet
Bounded roughly by Ridge Ave., School Lane, Philadelphia, Germantown & Norristown Railroad, and property of William Weightman
Topography
JP-0289 Plan for the use of the Jury in the matter of the opening of Callowhill Street from Twenty-third St. to Twenty-fourth St., Fifteenth Ward, Philadelphia Bloch, Frits 1900
Tracing
236 x 38 in.
1 inch = 20 feet
Callowhill St. from 23rd to 24th Sts.
Property lines and owners
JP-0300 Plan and profiles of Cotton Street from Main Street to Cresson Street in the Twenty-first Ward. [No. 745 on reverse may refer to Survey District filing system] Sundstrom, C. A. 1900
Blueprint, Mounted
15 x 15 in.
Manayunk, Cotton Street.
Building footprints and property owners, confirmed curb and "curb before resetting"
JP-0391 Plan of Cresheim Creek Sewer from Wissahickon Ave. to Germantown Ave. Jones, Walter 1892
Tracing
27 x 81 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Cresheim Creek and vicinity between Wissahickon and Germantown Aves.
Mills and mill ponds and dams, property owners, many unopened streets. Note on plan reads: "No streets opened except Germantown Ave. and McCallum St."
JP-0408 Plan for the use of the Jury in the matter of the opening of Hancock Park, Seventeenth Ward, Philadelphia [Ordinance July 6, 1896; approved by Board of Surveyors April 5, 1897; survey returned April 10, 1897] Bloch, Frits 1897
Tracing
26 x 20 in.
1 inch = 20 feet
Hancock Park, near Jefferson and Hancock Sts.
Hancock Park
JP-0473 Plan and profile of Pennsylvania Avenue between Twenty-fifth St. and Fairmount Ave. [Survey returned Jan. 27, 1893] Carlile, William K. 1893
Blueprint
19 x 15 in.
1 inch = 40 feet
Pennsylvania Ave.
Street lines and grades only
JP-0489 Plan made for the use of the Road Jury in the matter of the widening of 30th St. at the S.W. Cor. Of Chestnut St., Twenty-seventh Ward, Philad'a.[Survey returned Feb. 27, 1894] Jones, William H. 1894
Blueprint
20 x 14 in.
1 inch = 50 feet
West Philadelphia. 30th St. from Walnut St. to Chestnut St.
Property lines, building footprints
JP-0492 Jury plan for condemnation of property for Starr Garden, 5th Ward [Ordinance Dec. 28, 1892; survey returned Jan. 30, 1894; confirmed Feb. 5, 1894] Cranmer, William C. 1894
Blueprint
17 x 20 in.
1 inch = 30 feet
South Philadelphia. Starr Garden. Bounded by 6th to 7th St., Lombard to Carver St.
Property lines and owners
JP-0541 Plan showing confirmed lines of Avenue 37 South from Water St. to Meadow St. for Highway Committee of Councils Close, Charles W. 1898
Blueprint
29 x 20 in.
South Philadelphia. Swanson Canal between Pattison Ave. and Hastings St.
Swanson Canal, property lines
JP-0551 Plan showing change of grade on Sedgley Avenue from Tenth St. to Lawrence St. Thirty-third Ward, Philadelphia. Made for use of Road Jury. Brinton, Walter 1899
Blueprint, Mounted
35 x 57 in.
Sedgley Avenue
Building footprints, property owners with dates of deeds. Profile shows extensive cutting and filling needed to bring street to regulated grade.
JP-0555 Plan of the opening of 47th Street between Seneca St. & Westminster Ave. For the ruse of the Road Jury only. Johnson, Joseph 1897
Blueprint
17 x 31 in.
West Philadelphia. Bounded by 47-1/2 St. to 47th St., Seneca St. to Westminster Ave.
Building footprints indicating size and materials, property owners, profiles showing grade regulation and existing ground surface
JP-0560 Plan showing the proposed opening of Gibson Avenue from 57th to 58th St. 27th Ward, Phil'a. Made for use of Committee on Highways. April 19, 1893. Jones, William H. 1893
Blueprint
17 x 12 in.
Southwest Philadelphia
Stream, building footprints, property owners
JP-0561 Plan of Estaugh St., from 21st to 22nd Sts, 18th Ward. Fuller, H. M. 1893
Blueprint
15 x 13 in.
Bounded by Tioga to Ontario Sts., 21st to 22nd Sts.
Building footprints, property owners
JP-0581 Plan of confirmed lines of Shunk St. from Broad to Passyunk Ave. Twenty-sixth Ward Philadelphia Daly, Thomas 1892 ca.
Tracing
12 x 72 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
South Philadelphia. Shunk Street
Property lines and ownership, streams, old roads,
JP-0581-2 Plan showing location of hotbeds within the lines of Shunk St. which will be disturbed by the construction of the Shunk St. main sewer. Surveyed May 22, 1893. Daly, Thomas 1893
Blueprint
11 x 36 in.
1 inch = 20 feet
South Philadelphia. Shunk Street
Note on plan: "The portable sashes were all removed and stored for the season at time of survey." Today these might be called cold frames. Includes cross section of the beds, showing construction.
JP-0585 Plan of Seventh Street from Ritner St. to Oregon Ave. for use of the Highway Committee of Councils. Philadelphia, Pa. Dec. 16, 1898 Close, Charles W. 1898
Blueprint
13 x 24 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
South Philadelphia. 7th Street
Property owners, building footprints
JP-0586 Plan showing change of grade on Second Street from Connecting Rwy. To Erie Ave., Thirty-third Ward, Phila. [Survey returned Oct. 25, 1893] Brinton, Walter 1893
Blueprint
24 x 15 in.
Bounded by 2nd to Mascher Sts., Erie Ave. to Connecting Railway
Building footprints, including the factory of Thomas Potter Sons & Co.
JP-0587 Plan and profile of Davis St., 13th St. to Ontario St. Sept. 28, 1893. Carlile, William K. 1893
Blueprint
15 x 10 in.
1 inch = 60 feet
Davis St., bounded by Girard Ave. 13th St., Stiles St. and Ontario St.
Property owners, profile shows large elevation of land above the regulated curb height
JP-0588 Plan and profile of Glenwood Ave. from Oxford St. to Berks St., 29th and 32nd Wards, Nov. 9th, 1893. Carlile, William K. 1893
Blueprint
12 x 27 in.
Glenwood Avenue
Profile shows regulated curb height and ground surface above and below that line.
JP-0598 Plan of a proposed addition to Clarence H. Clark Park. [Ordinance Nov. 17, 1898; survey returned Dec. 23, 1898] Gillingham, J. Harvey 1898
Blueprint
22 x 17 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
West Philadelphia, Clark Park. Bounded by Chester Ave., 43rd St., Woodland Ave. and 45th St.
Building footprints. Mill Creek once ran through this area, with a mill pond where the proposed park land is designated. This land was never filled to grade and is now known as "The Bowl"
JP-0598 attachment1 Plan of the West Philadelphia Park. Miller, James 1863
Mounted
24 x 24 in.
West Philadelphia, Clark Park. Bounded by Baltimore Ave., Lombard (now Larchwood) St., 45th St., Springfield Ave., 46th St., Greenway Ave., and 42nd St.
Park area designated in green, from N. B. Browne, Oct. 17, 1863. Mill Creek shown through the middle of the park. This version of the park was not approved.
JP-0598 attachment2 [Act of Assembly and agreement with property owners relating to an 1863 proposal to create a park along the valley of Mill Creek in West Philadelphia, in the vicinity of 43rd St. and Baltimore Ave., as shown on JP-0598_attachment1] Not named 1863
Paper
West Philadelphia, Clark Park. Bounded by Baltimore Ave., Lombard (now Larchwood) St., 45th St., Springfield Ave., 46th St., Greenway Ave., and 42nd St.
Park, Mill Creek
JP-0603 Plan of Mill Creek Sewer from 47th Street to Haverford Ave. For the use of the Road Jury. Jos. Johnson, Surveyor & Reg'l. 11th District, 11-8-93 [See JP-SD7th_12 for original color tracing] Johnson, Joseph 1893
Blueprint
22 x 31 in.
West Philadelphia, Mill Creek Sewer
Profile of sewer, creek and tributary, house lots and property owners, building footprints
JP-0607 Plan of Mill Creek Sewer from 55-1/2 to 55th St. For use of the Road Jury. Dec. 1, 1893 [See JP-SD7th_08 for original color tracing] Johnson, Joseph 1893
Blueprint
23 x 46 in.
West Philadelphia, Mill Creek Sewer
Creek, mill race in Hunter's Mills, Providence Worsted Mill, building footprints, property owners, profile along line of sewer
JP-0634 Plan for the assessment of damages along the line of Mill Creek Sewer west of 52nd St. Jos. Johnson, Surveyor & Reg'l. 11th District, 7-21-93. [On reverse: "Road Jury Plan." See JP-SD7th_10 for original color tracing] Johnson, Joseph 1893
Blueprint
25 x 36 in.
West Philadelphia, Mill Creek Sewer
Creek, line of sewer, property owners, profile along Suplee St.