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Identifer Preview Title Surveyor Date Media / Size / Scale Area / Map Features
RC-J Delaware1940 7 Delaware River Harbor Lines. Marcus Hook, Pa. to Philadelphia, Pa. Resurveyed 1939. In six sheets. U.S. Engineer Office. May 25, 1940. Bristol USACE 1940
Blueprint
27 x 40 in.
1 Inch = 800 feet
Delaware River harbor lines, Bristol
Wharves, riverfront industry and landmarks, diagrams of surveying stations, islands, other features
RC-J Delaware1940 8 Delaware River Harbor Lines. Marcus Hook, Pa. to Philadelphia, Pa. Resurveyed 1939. In six sheets. U.S. Engineer Office. May 25, 1940. Bordentown to Trenton. USACE 1940
Blueprint
27 x 40 in.
1 Inch = 800 feet
Delaware River harbor lines, Bordentown to Trenton
Wharves, riverfront industry and landmarks, diagrams of surveying stations, islands, other features
RC-J Delaware1940 9 Delaware River Harbor Lines. Marcus Hook, Pa. to Philadelphia, Pa. Resurveyed 1939. In six sheets. U.S. Engineer Office. May 25, 1940. Trenton and Morrisville USACE 1940
Blueprint
27 x 40 in.
1 Inch = 800 feet
Delaware River harbor lines, Trenton and Morrisville
Wharves, riverfront industry and landmarks, diagrams of surveying stations, islands, other features
RC-K-1 Map of property in Philadelphia and Delaware County owned by John Black and Edgar A. Black. Made by G. P. N. Sadler. Sadler, G. P. N. 1874
Tracing
43 x 107 in.
1 inch = 200 feet
Southwest Philadelphia and Delaware County.
Property lines, building footprints, creeks, bridges, river bank
RC-K-6 [No title. Property line survey at Darby Road (Woodland Avenue) and Mill Creek, for Lewis and Mary Jones. Also shows "Jacob Mayland's property"] Roberts, Edward D. 1848
Mounted
12 x 15 in.
West Philadelphia
Property owners, chart of courses and distances, Mill Creek
RC-K-7 East Falls Village. In Park. Not named 1870 ca.
Tracing
16 x 84 in.
Schuylkill River, properties on east bank, in East Falls along the east side of Ridge Ave. from Falls Ferry Rd. to Weightman St.
Property lines and owners, building footprints, Powers & Weightman, Reading Railroad. Shows property taken for Fairmount Park.
RC-K-8 Draught of a tract or piece of land situated in the Township of Blockley in the County of Philadelphia (called the Wood-lands) the property of Thomas Flemming, containing eight-four acres, three quarters, and twenty-five perches of arable land; and four acres, half an acre, and fifteen perches of marsh to low-water mark. Surveyed the 25th of October, 1830, by Jno. Thomson. Thomson, John 1830
Mounted
14 x 16 in.
1 inch = 15 perches
West Philadelphia. Woodlands, now Woodlands Cemetery, property in the vicinity of present-day Woodland Ave. and 38th St.
Text added using Photoshop. This was a "preservation scan" - the plan is nearly torn in half and severely curled, and the scans did not capture all the text, which was only readable by folding back the folded-over sections visible in the scan.
RC-KK-3 Plan of Weccacoe Square in the Third Ward [Survey returned Feb. 15, 1889; confirmed April 1, 1889] Daly, Thomas 1889
Mounted
14 x 18 in.
South Philadelphia. Weccacoe Square, located between Catherine, Queen, Cobb and Weccacoe Sts.
Dimensions of square
RC-KK-v Copy of plan of property belonging to the Pleasant Hill Land Association, Twenty-third Ward, Philadelphia. Webster, George S. 1889
Paper
10 x 15 in.
Northeast Philadelphia. Pleasant Hill Land Association, near Delaware Ave. and Linden Ave.
Property lines
RC-KK-w Platting for Ontario Park. 20th Ward. Dept. of Public Works, Bureau of Surveys, Philadelphia Not named 1894
Blueprint
21 x 28 in.
Ontario Park, bounded by Thompson, 13th, Stiles and Ontario Sts.
Paths, trees, benches, flower beds, flag pole, detail of a section of coping
RC-KK-x Plan of Wharton Square in the Twenty-sixth Ward. [Ordinance April 11, 1890] Daly, Thomas 1890
Mounted
13 x 13 in.
South Philadelphia. Wharton Square, bounded by 23rd, Reed, 24th and Wharton Sts.
Dimensions of square
RC-KK-z [No title. Land transfers between Stocker and McAnany, occasioned by the laying of the grid over property lines formerly defined by Mollebore Creek. Broad to 17th, Curtin to Packer. Note on reverse: "Broad and Ritner. Dye, Eng.] Dye, John H. 1895
Tracing
17 x 34 in.
South Philadelphia. Bounded by Broad St. to 17th St., Curtin St. to Packer Ave.
Property lines
RC-K-w Triangulation of the City of Philadelphia. 1894. Neville B. Craig, Topographer Craig, Neville B. 1894
Blueprint
34 x 28 in.
Philadelphia
Triangulation stations
RC-K-x1 [No title. Property survey, vicinity of 28th and Parrish Streets, for Wickersham. Shows Henry St. and Mill St., both vacated.] Roberts, Edward D. 1871
Tracing
17 x 25 in.
28th and Parrish Sts.
Property lines
RC-K-x2 [No title. Property survey, vicinity of 27th and Parrish Streets, for Snyder. Shows Henry and Centre Streets vacated.] Roberts, Edward D. 1871
Tracing
20 x 15 in.
27th and Parrish Sts.
Property lines
RC-K-x3 [No title. Property survey, vicinity of 27th and Parrish, for Brinton. In original, vacated streets - Manor St., Bush Hill St., Canal Alley and Acorn Alley - drawn in red ink] Roberts, Edward D. 1871
Tracing
26 x 24 in.
27th and Parrish Sts.
Property lines
RC-K-y1 House of Correction, 41st Ward, Holmesburg, Philadelphia, PA. Survey of Property. Set A, Sheet 1. Department of City Architecture, Philadelphia, PA. John P. B. Sinkler, Director. CWA 51-0199. Not named 1936 ca.
Blueprint
42 x 50 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Northeast Philadelphia. Holmesburg
Building footprints identified by use, Pennypack Creek and tributary, dock and slip at Delaware River
RC-K-y2 [No title. Area around mouth of Pennypack Creek and along the Delaware River, probably made as plan of City Property] Not named 1915 ca.
Tracing
37 x 75 in.
Northeast Philadelphia. Property at mouth of Pennypack Creek, between Delaware River and the creek
River bank, Pennypack Creek and tributaries, building footprints including House of Correction, Home for the Indigent, Torresdale Filters, Pennypack Sewage Treatment Works; indications of "solid ground" and ground that was "filled in," "swamp not filled"
RC-K-z [No title. Survey of House of Correction property] Davis, James P. 1870
Mounted
32 x 53 in.
Northeast Philadelphia. Property at mouth of Pennypack Creek, between Delaware River and the creek
Pennypack Creek and marshlands
RC-L-z Plan showing proposed annexation of properties to Fairmount Park. Approved 1895. Thayer, Russell 1895
Paper
16 x 23 in.
West Philadelphia. Properties on west side of Schuylkill River, between Falls Bridge and City Ave. Bridge
William Simpson, Algernon Isaac Roberts, and Joseph Rubicam properties in West Fairmount Park; Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
RC-M-1 Harbor lines for the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers at the Harbor of Philadelphia, Pa. recommended by the Board of Engineer Officers constituted by S. O. 21, War Department, Office of the Chief Engineers, June 30, 1904. Compiled from surveys made in October and November 1901 under the direction of Lieut. Col. C. W. Raymond, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. Delaware River - Gloucester to Schuylkill River. USACE 1904
Blueprint
35 x 57 in.
Delaware River, Gloucester to Schuylkill River.
Pierhead and bulkhead line, building footprints, river bank, marshland, wharves
RC-M-2 Harbor lines for the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers at the Harbor of Philadelphia, Pa. recommended by the Board of Engineer Officers constituted by S. O. 21, War Department, Office of the Chief Engineers, June 30, 1904. Compiled from surveys made in 1904 under the direction of Major J. C. Sanford, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. Delaware River - Kaighn Point to Gloucester. USACE 1904
Blueprint
35 x 44 in.
Delaware River, Kaighn Point to Gloucester.
Pierhead and bulkhead line, building footprints, river bank, marshland, railroads, wharves
RC-M-3 Harbor lines for the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers at the Harbor of Philadelphia, Pa. recommended by the Board of Engineer Officers constituted by S. O. 21, War Department, Office of the Chief Engineers, June 30, 1904. Compiled from surveys made in August and September 1901 under the direction of Lieut. Col. C. W. Raymond, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. Delaware River - Palmyra to Five Mile Point. USACE 1904
Blueprint
35 x 58 in.
Delaware River, Palmyra to Five Mile Point.
Pierhead and bulkhead line, building footprints, river bank, marshland, railroads, wharves
RC-M-4 Harbor lines for the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers at the Harbor of Philadelphia, Pa. recommended by the Board of Engineer Officers constituted by S. O. 21, War Department, Office of the Chief Engineers, June 30, 1904. Compiled from surveys made in August and September 1901 under the direction of Lieut. Col. C. W. Raymond, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. Delaware River - Poquessing Creek to Palmyra. USACE 1904
Blueprint
35 x 55 in.
Delaware River, Poquessing Creek to Palmyra.
Pierhead and bulkhead line, building footprints, river bank, marshland, railroads, wharves
RC-M-z Plan showing route of National Underground Electric Company [conduit], First section. Shedaker, David Hudson 1881
Tracing
25 x 138 in.
Philadelphia. Conduits along Market and Chestnut Sts. from Delaware Ave. to City Hall.
Underground conduits for electric service
RC-N Sheet No. I. Schuylkill River, from Gibson's Wharf to the Mouth. Surveyed by order of Colonel J. N. Macomb, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A under the direction of Captain Wm. Ludlow, Corps of Engineers, Bvt. Lt. Col U.S.A., by John Mechan and Edwin Ludlow M.E., Asst. Engrs., November & December 1879 USACE 1879
Tracing
44 x 102 in.
1 inch = 200 feet
Schuylkill River, Gibson's Wharf to mouth
Attachment with written description.
RC-N N-1 attachment Description of pier and bulkhead lines proposed for the Schuylkill R[iver] as shown in the accompanying charts dated May 1882 .. Sheet No. 1 .. and Sheet No. 2 USACE 1882
Paper
Schuylkill River
Pierhead and bulkhead lines
RC-N-1 Sheet No. II. Schuylkill River, from Callowhill Street Bridge to Gibson's Wharf. Surveyed by order of Colonel J. N. Macomb, Corps of Engrs., U.S.A under the direction of Captain Wm. Ludlow, Corps of Engrs., Bvt. Lt. Col U.S.A., by John Mechan, Edwin Ludlow & John R. Suydan Jr., Asst. Engrs. Ludlow, William, and others 1880
Tracing
44 x 87 in.
1 inch = 200 feet
Schuylkill River, Callowhill Street Bridge to Gibson's Wharf
Wharves, river bank, marshland, industrial buildings, railroad, rocks. Attachment with written description.
RC-N-2 [No title. Schuylkill River from the confluence with the Delaware River to South Street, 1881] Not named 1881
Tracing
44 x 146 in.
Schuylkill River
River bank, soundings, channel width
RC-N-2a [No title. Schuylkill River from mouth to South Street. This is probably a preliminary tracing of Plan 301-1 HP] Not named 1883 ca.
Tracing
43 x 283 in.
Schuylkill River from South St. to Delaware River
River bank, soundings, bridges.
RC-N-3 Philadelphia Water Front. Schuylkill River. United States Coast and Geodetic Survey … Published … November 1900. No. 381. USCGS 1900
Paper
28 x 56 in.
1 inch = 800 feet
Schuylkill River from Fairmount Dam to Delaware River
Soundings, building footprints, bridges, tributary streams, marshland, river bank, wharves
RC-N-4 Harbor lines for the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers at the Harbor of Philadelphia, Pa. recommended by the Board of Engineer Officers constituted by S. O. 21, War Department, Office of the Chief Engineers, June 30, 1904. Compiled from surveys made in December 1897 and January 1898 under the direction of Major C. W. Raymond, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, and in September 1902 and in 1904 by the City of Philadelphia USACE 1904
Blueprint, Mounted
35 x 54 in.
Schuylkill River, Walnut Street Bridge to Tasker Street
Harbor lines, wharves, bridges, river banks, marshland, and other riverfront features
RC-N-5 Harbor lines for the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers at the Harbor of Philadelphia, Pa. recommended by the Board of Engineer Officers constituted by S. O. 21, War Department, Office of the Chief Engineers, June 30, 1904. Compiled from surveys made in December 1897 and January 1898 under the direction of Major C. W. Raymond, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, and in September 1902 by the City of Philadelphia USACE 1904
Blueprint, Mounted
35 x 51 in.
Schuylkill River, Tasker St. to Point Breeze
Harbor lines, wharves, bridges, river banks, marshland, and other riverfront features
RC-N-6 Harbor lines for the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers at the Harbor of Philadelphia, Pa. recommended by the Board of Engineer Officers constituted by S. O. 21, War Department, Office of the Chief Engineers, June 30, 1904. Compiled from surveys made in December 1897 and January 1898 under the direction of Major C. W. Raymond, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, and in 1902, 1903 and 1904 by the City of Philadelphia USACE 1904
Blueprint, Mounted
35 x 59 in.
Schuylkill River, Point Breeze to the Delaware River
Harbor lines, wharves, bridges, river banks, marshland, and other riverfront features
RC-N-7 Schuylkill River. Harbor lines. Market St. to Spring Garden St. U. S. Engineer Office, Phila., PA. June 4, 1928. Shuman, L. D. 1928
Blueprint
27 x 41 in.
1 inch = 200 feet
Schuylkill River, Market St. to Spring Garden St.
Harbor lines, wharves, bridges, river banks, marshland, and other riverfront features; sketches of surveying reference stations and charts of coordinates and courses
RC-O-v New boundary of [Fairmount] park. [Originally numbered P-4-54] Not named 1918
Blueprint
13 x 22 in.
Bounded by Wayne Ave., South Mt. Pleasant St., Green St. and Sedgwick St.
Boundary change, probably in relation to annexation of the property for Fairmount Park now known as Carpenter's Woods
RC-O-w Plan of properties between Fairmount Park between Fairmount Park Line and the street system from Hermit St. to Roxborough Ave. Twenty-first Ward. [Originally numbered P-4-35] Sundstrom, C. A. 1915
Blueprint
18 x 38 in.
Roxborough
Park boundary and adjacent property owners
RC-O-x Plan showing the location of pools of water, creeks, ditches & marsh lands, in area bounded by Broad St. on the east, the Schuylkill River on the west, Reed St. on the north and Government and Schuylkill Aves. on the South Nobré, John M. 1916
Tracing
28 x 38 in.
South Philadelphia. Bounded by Reed St. to Government and Schuylkill Aves., Broad St. to Schuylkill River
Marshland, streams, creeks, ditches, canals, ponds
RC-O-y Plan of farms and lots included in Fairmount Park. East Park, south of Connecting R.R. Bridge above Girard Avenue. Compiled by J. W. Bowley 1937. Bowley, J. W. 1937
Blueprint
31 x 67 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Bounded roughly by Pennsylvania Ave. to west side of Schuylkill River, 24th St. to Girard Ave.
Shows original property owners and dates of deeds of purchase.
RC-O-z [No title. Plan for passenger railroad station at Elm Avenue and Belmont Avenue. "Between Penna. R.R. and Elm Avenue from Belmont Av. to 52nd Street content is 106 A."] Smedley, Samuel L. 1872
Mounted
27 x 52 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
West Philadelphia. Properties and acreage bounded by Elm Ave. (now Parkside Ave.), Belmont Ave., Pennsylvania Railroad, and 52nd St.
Passenger station on Belmont Ave., possibly in anticipation of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition
RC-Q DelRiver1 Chart of the Delaware River in front of the City of Philadelphia from Bridesburg to Fort Mifflin [With triangulation stations and ranges added in 1882] USCGS 1882
Mounted
28 x 82 in.
1:9600, or 1 inch = 800 feet
Delaware River
Location of triangulation points used to create accurate surveys; and many other topographic features
RC-Q DelRiver2 Chart of the Delaware River in front of the City of Philadelphia from Bridesburg to Fort Mifflin [With triangulation stations and ranges added in 1884] USCGS 1884
Mounted
28 x 82 in.
1:9600, or 1 inch = 800 feet
Delaware River
Location of triangulation points used to create accurate surveys; and many other topographic features
RC-Q-01 Triangulation points of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in Philadelphia and vicinity Not named 1885 ca.
Mounted
60 x 41 in.
1:20000, or 1 inch = 1666 feet
Philadelphia and vicinity
Location of triangulation points used to create accurate surveys
RC-Q-03 Triangulation, City of Philadelphia. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, J. E. Hilgard, Supt. Observations made by C. H. VanOrden, Assistant, C. H. Sinclair, Assistant, under the direction of Spencer McCorkle, Assistant. McCorkle, Spencer C. 1885
Tracing
31 x 36 in.
1:20000, or 1 inch = 1666 feet
Philadelphia and vicinity
Location of triangulation points used to create accurate surveys
RC-Q-04 Tracing No. 2. U. S. Advisory Commission for Port of Philada. Capt. Geo. B. White U.S.A., chairman. Project for location of monuments for reference to turning Points in the Port Warden Line of 1884. Prepared by H. L. Marindin, Secretary. Washington, D.C., Oct. 27th, 1885 Marindin, H. L. 1885
Tracing
29 x 37 in.
1 inch = 400 feet
Delaware River front
Location of triangulation points used to create accurate surveys; also shows wharves and other riverfront landmarks
RC-Q-05 [Handwritten title on reverse: "Triangulation of the Delaware River from Coast Survey notes - 1883"] USCGS 1883
Tracing
22 x 111 in.
Delaware River, from below Chester to Navy Yard on League Island
Location of triangulation points used to create accurate surveys; also shows shoreline, wharves and other riverfront landmarks
RC-Q-06 Triangulation, Petty's Island to Poquessink [Poquessing] Creek, Delaware River. Made by request for the City of Philadelphia. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, J. E. Hilgard, Supt. - F. Walley Perkins, Chief of Party, C. H. Van Orden, Assistant. Perkins, F. Walley; Orden, C. H. 1884
Tracing
21 x 47 in.
1:20000, or 1 inch = 1666 feet
Delaware River, Petty's Island to Poquessing Creek
Location of triangulation points used to create accurate surveys
RC-Q-07 [No title. Triangulation centered on Pier 70 at the foot of Morris Street] Not named 1889
Mounted
24 x 18 in.
South Philadelphia, Pier 70 at Morris St.
Location of triangulation points used to create accurate surveys
RC-Q-09a [No title. Triangulation. On reverse: "Location of flagstaffs on City Hall"] Not named 1884
Blueprint
26 x 22 in.
Philadelphia, City Hall
Location of triangulation points used to create accurate surveys
RC-Q-09b [No title. Sketch related to triangulation and City Hall] Not named 1884 ca.
Paper
22 x 28 in.
Philadelphia. City Hall
Location of triangulation points used to create accurate surveys