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Identifer Preview Title Surveyor Date Media / Size / Scale Area / Map Features
046-23 MTD Plan for placing on the City Plan Cedar Ave. from Forty-sixth St. to Baltimore Ave. Forty-sixth Ward. Gillingham, J. Harvey 1910
Mounted
14 x 12 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
West Philadelphia
Curb elevations
046-24 MTD Plan for placing on the City Plan Hazel Ave. from Forty-sixth St. to Forty-seventh St. Forty Sixth Ward. Gillingham, J. Harvey 1910
Mounted
14 x 9 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
West Philadelphia
Curb elevations
046-25 MTD Plan for placing on the City Plan Chancellor St. from Forty-ninth St. to Fiftieth St. Forty-sixth Ward. Gillingham, J. Harvey 1910
Mounted
13 x 10 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
West Philadelphia
Curb elevations
046-26 MTD Plan for placing on the City Plan Farragut St. from Sansom St. to Walnut St. Forty-sixth Ward. Gillingham, J. Harvey 1911
Mounted
11 x 9 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
West Philadelphia
Curb elevations
046-27 MTD Plan for placing on City Plan Hanson St. from Walnut St. to Locust St. Forty-sixth Ward. Gillingham, J. Harvey 1912
Mounted
14 x 10 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
West Philadelphia
Curb elevations
046-28 MTD Plan for placing Fallon Street from Chestnut St. to Ludlow St on City Plan No. 46. Forty-sixth Ward, Philadelphia. Gillingham, J. Harvey 1913
Mounted
14 x 10 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
West Philadelphia
Curb elevations
047-01 MTD Plan of the Third Section of a survey of the District of West Philadelphia and Township of Blockley, made in pursuance of an Act of Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, approved April 3rd 1851. Lightfoot, Francis 1854
Mounted
37 x 54 in.
1 inch = 133 feet
West Philadelphia and Blockley, Third Section. Bounded by 57th St. to Delaware County line, Market St. to South [Cedar] St.
Building footprints (roofs), old roads; James M Price, draftsman; Cobb's Creek
047-02 MTD Plan of the Third Section of a survey and regulation of the District of West Philadelphia and Township of Blockley, made in pursuance of an Act of Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, approved April 3rd 1851, with curb heights fixed thereon by order of the Department of Surveys. [Survey returned 1854; curb regulations determined 1857; confirmed by Court 1871] Lightfoot, Francis; Miller, James; Fox, Joseph 1857
Mounted
37 x 53 in.
West Philadelphia and Blockley, Third Section. Bounded by 57th St. to 64th St., Market St. to Cedar St.
Cobb's Creek, sewers, curb elevations, old roads, streets on Delaware County side of creek added in pencil, ca. 1882
047-04b MTD tracing Plan of the revision of lines and grades on Plan No. 47. in the 27th Ward, Phila. Pa. [Ordinance April 7, 1893; survey returned and confirmed April 5, 1897] Gillingham, J. Harvey 1897
Tracing
58 x 42 in.
West Philadelphia. Bounded by South St. (now Cedar St.), 57th St., Market St. and Cobb's Creek
Topography, building footprints, clay pits and brickyards. Tracing made in 1912.
048-01 HP Plan of the First Division of the survey and regulation of the District of Penn agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the nineteenth day of April anno Domini 1843. Surveyed and returned Oct. 7th 1843, by Joseph Fox, Henry Haines. [Attachment: Authorizing the recording of the plan] Fox, Joseph; Haines, Henry 1843
Mounted
50 x 30 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Penn District, 1st Division. Bounded by Columbia Ave. to Poplar St., 6th to 11th Sts.
Railroad, sewers
048-01 HP attachment [Court confirmation, attached to reverse side of plan 048-01_HP] 1843
Paper
Penn District, 1st Division. Bounded by Columbia Ave. to Poplar St., 6th to 11th Sts.
Attachment
049-01 HP Plan of the Second Division of the survey and regulation of the District of Penn, agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the nineteenth day of April anno Domini 1843. Surveyed and returned Decr. 5th 1843, by Joseph Fox, Henry Haines. [Attachment: 1844 attachment directing recording of the plan] Fox, Joseph; Haines, Henry 1843
Mounted
49.5 x 30 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Penn District, 2nd Division. Bounded by Columbia Ave. to Poplar St., 11th to 15th Sts.
Sewers
049-01 HP attachment [Court confirmation of plan 049-1_HP] 1844
Paper
Penn District, 2nd Division. Columbia to Poplar, 11th to 15th
Attachment
050-01 HP Plan of the Third Division of the survey and regulation of the District of Penn agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the nineteenth day of April A.D. One thousand eight hundred and forty three. Surveyed and returned Decr. 19th 1843, by Joseph Fox, Henry Haines. Fox, Joseph; Haines, Henry 1843
Mounted
50 x 30 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Penn District, 3rd Division. Poplar to Columbia, 15th to 20th
Curb elevations, drainage divides, Girard College property
050-02 HP Plan of the resurvey and regulation of Girard Avenue in conformity with a late Act of the Legislature reducing the width thereof and in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Penn, passed the twentieth day of May A.D. 1844. Surveyed and returned June 17th 1844 by Joseph Fox, Henry Haines Fox, Joseph; Haines, Henry 1844
Mounted
48 x 14 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Penn District. Girard Ave., 20th St. to Broad St.
Girard College, sewers
051-01 HP Plan of the Fourth Division of the survey and regulation of the District of Penn, agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the nineteenth day of April anno Domini 1843. Surveyed and returned Feby 17th, 1845, by Joseph Fox, Henry Haines Fox, Joseph; Haines, Henry 1843
Mounted
50 x 29 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Penn District, 4th Division. Columbia Ave. to Susquehanna Ave., 6th to 11th Sts.
Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad, sewers, curb elevations
052-01 HP Plan of the Sixth Division of the survey and regulation of the District of Penn, agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the twenty-seventh day of February A.D. 1847 MDCCCXLVII. Surveyed and returned 12th Mo. 1848 by Henry Haines Haines, Henry 1848
Mounted
33 x 51 in.
1 inch = 120 feet
Penn District, 6th section. Bounded by Columbia Ave. to Poplar St., 29th St. to Schuylkill River (Columbia Bridge)
Spring north of Girard Avenue added in pencil, sewers, curb elevations
052-02 HP Plan of the Third Division of the survey and regulation of the District of Penn, agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the nineteenth day of April A.D. 1843. Surveyed and returned May 17th 1847 by Henry Haines Haines, Henry 1847
Mounted
49 x 37 in.
1 inch = 120 feet
Penn District, 5th division. Bounded by Poplar St. to Columbia Ave., 20th to 29th Sts.
Girard College property; sewers, curb elevations
053-01 HP Plan of the re-survey and regulation of parts of the First, Second and Fourth Divisions of the District of Penn, agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the fifteenth day of April A.D. 1846. Surveyed and returned June 15th 1846 by Joseph Fox, Henry Haines. [Attachment] Fox, Joseph; Haines, Henry 1846
Mounted
51 x 36 in.
1 inch = 120 feet
Penn District. Bounded by Poplar St. to Montgomery Ave., 6th to Broad Sts.
Sewers, curb elevations
053-01 HP attachment [Approval of plan 053-01_HP by Penn District commissioners, Oct. 29, 1826; date should be 1846; on reverse a note says the plan was filed Nov. 21, 1846] Not named 1846
Penn District. Bounded by Poplar St. to Montgomery Ave., 6th to Broad Sts.
Attachment
053-02 HP Plan of Girard Avenue as changed by Act of Assembly approved the fifteenth day of March A.D. 1847. Surveyed and returned 2nd Mo. 21st 1848 by Henry Haines Haines, Henry 1848
Mounted
27 x 25 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Girard Ave. Bounded by Poplar St. to Thompson St., 6th to 10th Sts.
Sewers, curb elevations
054-01 HP Plan of the Eastern Part of the District of the Northern Liberties in the County of Philadelphia. Being the revision of so much of a certain plan filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions of the County of Philadelphia on the twenty-second day of October anno Domini 1850 as lies north of Willow Street in the said District. Made by order of the Board of Commissioners in pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania approved the 24th day of February anno domino 1852, by Joseph H. Siddall, Recording Surveyor, October 23rd, 1852. Siddall, Joseph H. 1852
Mounted
40 x 22 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Northern Liberties District, Eastern Part. Bounded by Vine to Brown Sts., Front St. to Delaware River
Wharf line
054-01 HP attachment [Resolutions of Board of Commissioners of District of Northern Liberties, approving plan 054-1_HP, July 1, 1852 and Aug. 3, 1852] Not named 1852
Paper
Northern Liberties District, Eastern Part. Bounded by Vine to Brown Sts., Front St. to Delaware River
Attachment
054-02 HP Plan of Delaware Avenue from Vine St. to Cohocksink Creek in the District of the Northern Liberties. By Joseph H. Siddall, September 27, 1850. Filed October 22nd, 1850 [Marked in pencil, "superseded," probably by plan 054-1_HP] Siddall, Joseph H. 1850
Mounted
44 x 20 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Northern Liberties. Delaware Ave. from Vine St. to Cohocksink Creek
Pennypot landing, Cohocksink Canal, wharves, wharf line
055-06 MTD Plan of the First Section of the revision of lines and grades of the Twenty-third Ward Philadelphia. Ordinances June 5, 1877 and April 7, 1890; various confirmations from 1890 to 1898] Not named 1890
Mounted
48 x 76 in.
23rd Ward, 1st Section. Bounded by Frankford Creek, Tacony St. and Bridge St.
Topography. Streams, ponds, actual and proposed Frankford Creek channels, building footprints, Little Tacony Creek, Aramingo Canal
055-56 CP Plan striking from City Plans Nos. 55 and 306 Frankford Creek from Bridge Street to the northeast line of the new channel of Frankford Creek, located southwest of Adams Avenue and extending southwestwardly from Aramingo Avenue to the Delaware River; the placing upon the city plan, in lieu thereof, of certain drainage rights-of-way along the lines of existing sewers, and the revision of the lines and grades of intersecting and adjacent streets and the lines of certain existing drainage rights-of-way affected by said striking. 23rd & 45th Wards, Philadelphia. [Ordinance April 4, 1961; confirmed June 19, 1961] Kramer, Raymond M. 1961
Tracing
27 x 68 in.
Frankford Creek, former course "stricken from the City Plan," from new channel of the creek to Bridge St.
Frankford Creek, old channel
056 MTD Topographical plan showing one foot contours of a portion of City Plans Nos. 56 and 222, Twenty-third and Thirty-fifth Wards, Phila. Witmer, N. J. 1900
Mounted
31 x 26 in.
1 inch = 40 feet
Frankford Creek and vicinity. Bounded roughly by Adams Ave., Torresdale Ave., Juniata Ave. and Kensington Ave.
Topography around Frankford Creek, showing old channel and new proposed channel; color coded building footprints, mill races,
056-07 FLAT Plan for revising the lines and grades of the streets between Ruan and Adams St and between Penn St. and Kensington and Frankford Aves., Twenty-third Ward, Philadelphia [Ordinance March 12, 1889; confirmed Feb. 17, 1890 and Nov. 2, 1891] Webster, George S. 1889
Mounted
16 x 15 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Bounded by Penn St., Ruan St., Frankford Ave. and Adams St.
Topography, building footprints
056-13 FLAT Plan for placing Womrath Park … on the City Plan, Twenty-third Ward, Philadelphia [Ordinances March 10 and June 22, 1892; confirmed Nov. 21, 1892] Webster, John H., Jr. 1892
Paper
12 x 13 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Frankford. Womrath Park. Bounded by Frankford Ave., Kensington Ave., and Adams Ave.
Footprints of the many buildings that once stood within the park boundaries
056-27 MTD Plan for placing Trenton Avenue on the City Plan between Church and Margaret Sts., Twenty-third Ward, Philadelphia [Ordinance June 15, 1896; survey returned July 27, 1896; confirmed July 27, 1896] Webster, John H., Jr. 1896
Mounted
17 x 34 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Frankford. Bounded roughly by Torresdale Ave., Margaret St., Tacony St. and Church St.
Stream (Little Tacony Creek), building footprints, railroad
056-30 MTD Part of City Plan No. 56, revising the lines and grades of Torresdale Avenue from Frankford Avenue to Womrath Street and striking from the City Plan Trenton Avenue from Church Street to Orthodox Street, Twenty-third Ward, Philadelphia [Ordinance April 5, 1902; confirmed Jan. 19, 1903] Webster, John H., Jr. 1903
Mounted
19 x 48 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Frankford. Torresdale Ave. and vicinity, from Gillingham St. to Frankford Ave.
Frankford Creek, railroad
057 CP Plan of the Third Section of the revision of lines and grades of the Twenty-third Ward Philadelphia [Ordinance June 5, 1877; confirmed various dates 1888 to 1895] Not named 1888
Tracing
78 x 52 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
23rd Ward, 3rd Section. Bounded by Tacony St., Bridge St., Bustleton Ave., Somerville Ave., Leiper St., and Orthodox St.
Topography, Little Tacony Creek and tributary streams, mill races, building footprints
060-01 HP Plan of the Fourth Division of the survey and regulation of the district of Spring Garden agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, passed the twenty-second day of March, anno Domini One thousand eight hundred and thirteen. Surveyed and returned Dec. 11th, 1820 By Joseph H. Siddall. [Attachment: authorization for the plan] Siddall, Joseph H. 1820
Mounted
50 x 32 in.
1 inch = c. 67 feet
Spring Garden District, 4th Division. Bounded by Callowhill St. to Fairmount Ave., 10th to Broad Sts.
Source of Pegg's Run, buildings in street lines, benchmark buildings, property ownership
060-01 HP attachment [Court confirmation of plan 060-01_HP] 1821
Paper
Spring Garden District, 4th Division. Bounded by Callowhill St. to Fairmount Ave., 10th to Broad Sts.
Attachment
060-02 HP Plan of the First Division of the survey and regulation of the District of Spring Garden agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the twenty-second day of March, anno Domini 1813. Surveyed and returned September 7, 1818 pr. Robt. Brooke, Joseph H. Siddall Brooke, Robert; Siddall, Joseph H. 1818
Mounted
51 x 30 in.
1 inch = c. 67 feet
Spring Garden District, 1st Division. Bounded by Vine St. to Callowhill St., 10th St. to Broad St.
Bush Hill Estate, Common Sewer [Pegg's Run], sewers and inlets, benchmark buildings, curb elevations
061-01 HP Plan of the Third Division of the survey and regulation of the district of Spring Garden, agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the twenty-second day of March anno Domini One thousand eight hundred and thirteen. Surveyed and Returned February 14th 1820 by Joseph H. Siddall. [Attachment: Court confirmation] Siddall, Joseph H. 1820
Mounted
27 x 40 in.
1 inch = c. 70 feet
Spring Garden District, 3rd Division. Bounded by 6th to 10th Sts., Buttonwood to Coates Sts.
Benchmark buildings, curb elevations, property lines and ownership, sewers
061-01 HP attachment [Court confirmation of plan 061-01_HP] 1822
Paper
Spring Garden District, 3rd Division. Bounded by 6th to 10th Sts., Buttonwood to Coates Sts.
Attachment
062-01 HP Plan the Thirteenth Division of the survey and regulation of the District of Spring Garden, agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the 22nd day of March anno Domini 1813 and a supplement thereto passed the 2nd day of March A.D. 1827. Surveyed and returned October 10th, 1835 by Joseph Fox, Philip M. Price. Fox, Joseph; Price, Philip M. 1835
Mounted
29 x 43 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Spring Garden District, 13th Division. Bounded by Landing Ave. to Schuylkill River, Pratt to Poplar Sts.
Public Landing, Henry Pratt property [Lemon Hill], new streets into wharf line, sewers and inlets, curb elevations, property owners
062-02 HP Plan the Thirteenth Division of the survey and regulation of the District of Spring Garden, agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the 22nd day of March anno Domini 1813 and a supplement thereto passed the 2nd day of March A.D. 1827. Surveyed and returned October 10th, 1835 by Joseph Fox, Philip M. Price Fox, Joseph; Price, Philip M.; R. M. Sexton, draughtsman 1835
Mounted
28 x 44 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Spring Garden District, 13th Division. Bounded by Landing Ave. to Schuylkill River, Pratt to Poplar Sts.
Public Landing, Henry Pratt property [Lemon Hill], new streets into wharf line, sewers and inlets, property owners
063 CP Plan of the revision of lines and grades on a portion of City Plan No. 63, Fifteenth Ward, Philadelphia. Made necessary by the construction of the Pennsylvania Avenue Subway, authorized by ordinance of Councils approved March 17, 1894 Not named 1894 ca.
Tracing
51 x 22 in.
Bounded by Broad St. to 22nd St., Vine St. to Spring Garden St.
Curb elevations
063-14 MTD Plan to strike from the City Plan and The Parkway so far as it affects a certain property occupied by the Niles-Bement-Pond Company, corner of Twenty-first and Callowhill Streets [Ordinance May 13, 1913; confirmed Nov. 3, 1913] Bloch, Frits 1913
Mounted
16 x 23 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Curb elevations
063-15 MTD Plan to strike from the City Plan and vacate Uber St. from Pearl St. to Wood St., Pearl St. from 19th St. to The Parkway, and the street along the northeast side of The Parkway and within the boundaries thereof from Vine St. to Wood St. [Ordinance Dec. 2, 1911; confirmed May 20, 1912] Bloch, Frits 1912
Mounted
16 x 23 in.
1 inch = 100 feet
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Curb elevations
064-01 HP Plan of part of the Northern Liberties on the south side of Pegg's Run, survey'd & regulat'd agreeable to an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pass'd the 17th Day of April 1795 . . . Robt. Brooke, John Keen, Casper Schneider, surs.[?] [On verso: "First Division of Survey N Liberties So. Side of Pegg's run." Attachment: watercolor drawing of route of Del & Schuylkill Canal, 1803, Robt. Brooke, pasted on, 7.5 x 19 inch, owners' names and lots] Brooke, Robert; Keen, John; Schneider, Casper 1795
Mounted
28 x 100 in.
1 inch = 50 feet
Northern Liberties. Bounded by Delaware River to Wissahickon Rd. [Ridge Ave.], Vine St. to above Callowhill St.
Franklin Square, square at Callowhill & New Market, Pegg's Run, benchmark buildings, stairs to Water St., above ground watercourses with drainage direction, sewers, notes on each benchmark building
065-01 HP Plan of proposed change of grade in Canal; St. east of Front St. [Resolution May 16, 1871; confirmed Feb. 19, 1872] Wolf, John F. 1872
Mounted
13 x 18 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Bounded by Front St. to Frankford Ave., Richmond to Laurel Sts.
curb elevations
065-02 HP Plan of the incorporated District of the Northern Liberties drawn for the Board of Commissioners November 30th, 1824, by Joseph H. Siddall. Siddall, Joseph H. 1824
Mounted
38 x 26 in.
1 inch = 150 feet
Northern Liberties District. Bounded by Cohocksink Creek to Vine St., Delaware River to 6th St.
Pegg's Run / Willow Street, Cohocksink Creek / Canal Street, Newmarket Square, mill pond and dam at 6th Street, watercourses
065-03 HP Plan of the revision of lines and grades in the vicinity of the Cohocksink Creek east of Front Strt. In the 16th Ward of the City of Philadelphia as authorised in Act of Assembly approved Feby. 25th. 1861 and resolution of Councils approved Mar. 22nd 1862. Wolf, John F. 1862
Mounted
26 x 36 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
16th Ward. Cohocksink Creek. Front St. to Delaware River, Coates to Otter to Frankford Rd.
Cohocksink Creek, square at Frankford Road and Laurel Street, curb elevations
065-t HP Plan of the regulation of Gray Street north of Poplar Street between Front and New-Market Streets in the Northern Liberties [Attachment: "Gray St., N. Liberties, filed May 24, 1852." Board of Commissioners of District of Northern Liberties records relating to this plan] Siddall, Joseph H. 1852
Paper
16 x 16 in.
Northern Liberties. Gray St., north of Poplar St. and west of Front St.
Curb elevations
065-u HP Plan of Penny-Pot Landing Siddall, Joseph H. 1850
Paper
10 x 16 in.
Penny-pot Landing, Delaware River
Wharf and dock, brick tavern, brick counting house, cake shop, wood-pile
065-v HP Draught of the regulation of Apple Street from George Street to Canal Street in the Northern Liberties Siddall, Joseph H. 1827
Paper
11 x 18 in.
Northern Liberties. Apple (Lawrence) Street, between George and Canal Sts.
Curb elevations
065-w HP Plan of the regulation of Noble Street from Front Street to Second Street in the Northern Liberties [Attachment not scanned: Extracts from minutes of the Commissioners of Northern Liberties. 9 pages] Siddall, Joseph H. 1852
Paper
10 x 22 in.
Northern Liberties. Noble St., Front to Second Sts.
Curb elevations