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Identifer Preview Title Surveyor Date Media / Size / Scale Area / Map Features
104-01 MTD Plan of the survey of Kingsessing Township. [Approved by the Board of Surveyors Dec. 3, 1855] Not named 1855
Mounted
47 x 60 in.
Southwest Philadelphia, Kingsessing Township
Streams, building footprints, beautiful north arrow. Street grid drawn out to edges of the township but probably only the streets in red existed when the map was made.
104-02 MTD Plan of a topographical survey with lines and grades of streets of that part of the 27th Ward, Phil'a. bounded by Elmwood and Laycock Ave's, 71st. and 74th. Streets [Ordinance July 18, 1890; survey returned Jan. 1891] Jones, William H. 1891
Mounted
57 x 36 in.
Southwest Philadelphia. Bounded by Elmwood to Laycock Aves., 71st to 74th Sts.
Topography, building footprints, old roads, streams
104-03 MTD Plan of a topographical survey of that portion of the Twenty seventh Ward Philadelphia bounded by 63rd and 71st Sts. Elmwood Ave. and the Chester Branch of the P&R R.R. establishing lines and grades thereon. [Ordinance Nov. 25, 1889; survey returned Dec. 1890; confirmed Nov. 2, 1891] Jones, William H. 1890
Mounted
43 x 54 in.
Southwest Philadelphia. Bounded by 63rd to 71st Sts., Elmwood Ave., and the Chester Branch of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
Topography, building footprints, old roads, streams, railroad
105-01 MTD Plan of the Seventh Division of the Survey and regulation of the late District of West Philadelphia. Made in conformity with an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the first day of May A.D. 1852, and agreeably to a resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the District of West Philadelphia passed October 13th, 1852. [Survey returned Dec. 3, 1855; confirmed by Court, July 12, 1856] Fox, Joseph; Lightfoot, Francis 1855
Mounted
36 x 48 in.
West Philadelphia District, 7th Division. Bounded by Westminster Ave., 41st St., Myrtle (now Parrish) St., 36th St., Lexington or 43rd St., Bridge (now Spring Garden) St., and Haverford Ave.
Curb elevations, alternative street grid shown with dotted lines.
105-03 MTD Plan of the revision of grades on Forty-third Street between Haverford Street and Lancaster Avenue. [Resolution date not noted; confirmed Feb. 19, 1872] Smedley, Samuel L. 1872
Mounted
14 x 31 in.
West Philadelphia. 44th St.
Curb elevations
106-01 MTD tracing Plan of the Eighth Division of the survey and regulation of the late District of West Philadelphia. Made in conformity with an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the first day of May A.D. 1852, and agreeably to a Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the District of West Philadelphia passed October 13th, 1852. [Survey returned Dec. 3, 1855; confirmed by Court, July 12, 1856] Fox, Joseph; Lightfoot, Francis 1855
Tracing
33 x 50 in.
West Philadelphia District, 8th Division. Bounded roughly by Myrtle (now Parrish) St., Schuylkill River, Girard Avenue and 41st St.
Sweet Briar Creek, Pennsylvania Railroad
106-02 MTD Plan of the revision of the street and curb lines of Girard Avenue between Lancaster Avenue & the Schuylkill River. Directed by a resolution of City Councils approved November 15th, 1873 [and Dec. 13, 1873]. [Survey returned Feb. 8, 1873] Hancock, George W. 1873
Mounted
15 x 78 in.
West Philadelphia. Girard Avenue, Lancaster Ave. to Schuylkill River
Pennsylvania Railroad, curb elevations. Stamped on reverse: "106-2, 105, 191, 266", indicating the other City Plan areas also covered by this plan.
106-03 MTD Plan of the Eighth Division of the survey and regulation of the late District of West Philadelphia, revised in conformity with a resolution of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Phila approved Dec. 13, 1875 [Survey returned Dec. 31, 1874; confirmed April 17, 1876] Hancock, George W. 1876
Mounted
30 x 30 in.
West Philadelphia, 8th Division. Bounded roughly by Girard Ave. to Pennsylvania Railraod, 38th to 41st Sts.
Curb elevations, stream, Pennsylvania Railroad
106-03 MTD tracing Plan of the revision of the Eighth Division of the survey and regulation of the late District of West Philadelphia revised in conformity with a resolution of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Phila. approved July 1st A.D. 1875. [Survey returned Dec. 31, 1874; confirmed April 17, 1876] Hancock, George W. 1874
Tracing
30 x 30 in.
West Philadelphia, 8th Division. Bounded roughly by Girard Ave. to Pennsylvania Railraod, 38th to 41st Sts.
Curb elevations, stream, Pennsylvania Railroad
106-08 MTD Plan for striking from the City Plan and vacation Poplar Street from west side of Junction Railroad to 37th Street and 37th Street from south side of Poplar Street to Girard Avenue and to place on City Plan in lieu thereof Zoological Street from 37th Street to Girard Avenue, authorized by ordinance of Councils approved March 9th, 1903, and to place on City Plan Zoological Street 30 feet wide from 34th Street Bridge to the southerly side of the Connecting Railroad [Ordinances April 2, 1898 and March 31, 1903; confirmed January 4, 1904] Johnson, Joseph 1903
Mounted
25 x 37 in.
West Philadelphia
Curb elevations, Media Line of Junction Railroad
106-09.5 CP Plan of the revision of the Eighth Division of the survey and regulation of the late District of West Philadelphia revised in conformity with a resolution of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Phila. approved July 1st A.D. 1875. [Survey returned Dec. 31, 1874; confirmed April 17, 1876; revised to 1931] Hancock, George W. 1876
Tracing
29 x 33 in.
West Philadelphia. Bounded by Girard Ave., Junction Railroad, Penngrove Ave., and 41st St.
Curb elevations
106-09 MTD Plan for placing on City Plan Union Street of the width of 40 feet from Girard Ave. to Cambridge St. [Ordinance Jan. 15, 1906; confirmed April 2, 1906] Johnson, Joseph 1906
Mounted
Union Street. Bounded by Girard Ave. to Cambridge St., 39th to 40th Sts.
Curb elevations
107-01 MTD Plan of the Lancaster Turnpike and the different properties on each side thereof, from Westminster Avenue to the County Line Road, Philadelphia. Surveyed Sept. 1854 by R. J. Frailey, surveyor. Frailey, R. J. 1854
Mounted
29 x 55 in.
West Philadelphia. Lancaster Turnpike, from Westminster Ave. to the City line.
Mill Creek, mill dam (or pond), railroad bridge
107-02 29.5 MTD Plan of the Ninth Division of the survey and regulation of the late District of West Philadelphia. Made in conformity with an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the first day of May A.D. 1852 and agreeably to a resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the District of West Philadelphia passed October 13th A.D. 1852. [Revised to 1931] Fox, Joseph; Lightfoot, Francis 1855
Tracing
38 x 53 in.
West Philadelphia District, 9th Division. Bounded roughly by Mill Creek, Haverford Ave., Lexington or 43rd St., Wyalusing Ave., and 51st St.
Mill Creek, curb elevations. This copy revised to 1931.
107-02 MTD Plan of the Ninth Division of the survey and regulation of the late District of West Philadelphia. Made in conformity with an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the first day of May A.D. 1852, and agreeably to a resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the District of West Philadelphia passed October 13th, 1852 Fox, Joseph; Lightfoot, Francis 1855
Mounted
38 x 47 in.
West Philadelphia District, 9th Division. Bounded roughly by Mill Creek, Haverford Ave., Lexington or 43rd St., Wyalusing Ave., and 51st St.
Mill Creek, sewers
107-02 MTD tracing Plan of the Ninth Division of the survey and regulation of the late District of West Philadelphia. Made in conformity with an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the first day of May A.D. 1852, and agreeably to a resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the District of West Philadelphia passed October 13th, 1852 Fox, Joseph; Lightfoot, Francis 1855
Tracing
38 x 47 in.
West Philadelphia District, 9th Division. Bounded roughly by Mill Creek, Haverford Ave., Lexington or 43rd St., Wyalusing Ave., and 51st St.
Mill Creek, sewers, Table of Level Benches
107-03 MTD Plan of the revision of the Ninth Division the survey & regulation of the District of West Philadelphia [Resolution March 28, 1874; various confirmations 1876 to 1896] Hancock, George W. 1874
Mounted
38 x 48 in.
West Philadelphia District, 9th Division. Bounded roughly by Wyalusing Ave. to Haverford Ave., 43rd to 52nd St.
Topography, Mill Creek and tributary streams, building footprints, later streets added in red
107-03-6-13 MTD tracing C.P. 107. Plan of the revision of the Ninth Division of the survey and regulation of the District of West Philadelphia Hancock, George W. 1874
Tracing
38 x 50 in.
West Philadelphia District, 9th Division. Bounded roughly by Wyalusing Ave. to Haverford Ave., 43rd to 52nd Sts.
Curb elevations, newer streets added
108-01 HP [No title. Delaware River front, from the river to Front Street, South St. to Vine St.] Hains, Samuel 1820 ca.
Mounted
14 x 74 in.
Delaware River front. Vine to South Sts., Front St. to Delaware River
Island and sandbar, wharf dimensions, building outlines
109-01 MTD Plan of the Fifth Division of the survey and regulation of the late District of West Philadelphia. Made in conformity with an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the first day of May A.D. 1852, and agreeably to a resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the District of West Philadelphia passed October 13th, 1852. [Survey returned Feb. 20, 1855; confirmed by Court Dec. 8, 1858] Fox, Joseph; Lightfoot, Francis; [?], Joseph 1855
Mounted
40 x 46 in.
West Philadelphia District, 5th Division. Bounded by Schuylkill River, Spring Garden St. and 36th St.
Building footprints, Schuylkill River, Fairmount Water Works, ice houses along Iceland Street
109-04 MTD Plan of the revision of the Fifth Section of the survey and regulation of the late District of West Philadelphia. Revision directed by a resolution of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Philadelphia approved March the twenty-second 1880 [Confirmed Sept. 6, 1880] Not named 1880
Mounted
29 x 37 in.
West Philadelphia District, 5th Section. Bounded by Spring Garden St., 36th St., "original line of Pennsylvania Railroad," and Schuylkill River
Topography on part of plan, perhaps relating to railroad, "original centre line of the Pennsylvania Rail Road," building footprints
110-01 HP Plan of the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Divisions of the survey and regulation of the District of Spring Garden as revised in pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the twenty-fifth day of February One thousand eight hundred and thirty three with the Pennsylvania Avenue as laid out by authority of an Act of the General Assembly passed April the eighth, One thousand eight hundred and thirty three. Surveyed and reported September 2nd 1833 by Joseph Fox, Philip M. Price Fox, Joseph; Price, Philip M. 1833
Mounted
26 x 78 in.
1 inch = 125 feet
Spring Garden District, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Divisions. Bounded by 6th St. to Schuylkill River, Vine St. to Coates St.
Pegg's Run, sewers
110-01 HP attachment [Court confirmation of Plan 110-1_HP] Not named 1835
Tracing
Spring Garden District, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Divisions. Bounded by 6th St. to Schuylkill River, Vine St. to Coates St.
Attachment
111-01 HP Plan of the regulation of City Avenue from the River Schuylkill to Lancaster Avenue, made in conformity with a resolution of Councils approved May 4th 1857. [Survey returned Dec. 6, 1858; not confirmed] Smedley, Samuel L. 1858
Mounted
35 x 61 in.
1 inch = 100 feet (profile: 1 inch = 40 feet)
West Philadelphia. City Avenue, Schuylkill River to Lancaster Ave.
Mill Creek, Reading Railroad along river's edge, profile of grade, streams, station footprints, bridge (and elevation in profile), old road crossings
111-02 HP Draft of the State Road commencing in Belmont Avenue in the 24th Ward in the City of Philadelphia and terminating in the Spring-Mill Road at its intersection with the Conshohocken Road in Lower Merion Township. [Attached report, filed 1855, lists G. M. Eakin and E. W. Beans as "commissioners and surveyors".] Eakin, G. M. and Beans, E. W 1855
Mounted
14 x 101 in.
1 inch = c. 200 feet
West Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township. Conshohocken State Road, Belmont Ave. to Spring Mill Rd.
Rock Run, vacated railroad (inclined plane?), some buildings, streams, adjacent property owners, woodland, cleared, improved land, underwood or brushwood.
111-02 HP attachment [Report of the commissioners appointed to ascertain the boundary between Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties from the Schuylkill River to Cobbs Creek, and to lay out City Avenue] Eakin, G. M. and Beans, E. W 1855
Paper
West Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township. Conshohocken State Road, Belmont Ave. to Spring Mill Rd.
Attachment
111-03 HP Plan of the boundary line between the city of Philadelphia and Montgomery County and also of the City Avenue, along said boundary line, as directed to be laid out by an Act of the Legislature, dated April 21, 1855 [Other supplementary laws added in pencil. Approved by Board of Surveyors June 2, 1856; confirmed by Court of Quarter Sessions of Montgomery County March 19, 1857] Not named 1856
Mounted
14 x 102 in.
1 inch = 300 feet
City Avenue, Schuylkill River to Cobbs Creek
George's Creek, Indian Creek, Mill Creek, Columbia Railroad, Reading Railroad, Blackhorse Tavern, County Line Inn, Montgomery/Delaware County cornerstone, bridges, property owners, buildings with orchard, garden layouts, woodlands, trees
111-x HP [No title. City Avenue crossing the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, west bank of Schuylkill River] Not named 1889
Blueprint
13 x 18 in.
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad and City Avenue, west side of Schuylkill River
Railroad, bridges
111-y HP [No title. City Avenue crossing the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, west bank of Schuylkill River] Johnson, Joseph 1893 ca.
Tracing
11 x 19 in.
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad and City Avenue, west side of Schuylkill River
Railroad, bridges
111-z HP [No title. City Avenue crossing the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, west bank of Schuylkill River, with profile of City Avenue] Johnson, Joseph (probably) 1893 ca.
Tracing
19 x 28 in.
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad and City Avenue, west side of Schuylkill River
Railroad, bridges
113-01 HP Plan exhibiting the wharves &c. along the Delaware River from Catherine Street to the Point-House; also, the depth of water from soundings on the ice in the winters of 1855 and 1856, by Charles S. Close. Close, Charles S. 1856
Mounted
49 x 85 in.
1 inch = 200 feet
Delaware River front, South Philadelphia, wharves, South St. to Pollock St., and across to New Jersey shore
Old Swede's Church, Greenwich Point house, unfinished Schuylkill and Delaware Canal, below Moore St., Kaighn's Point, factories at Gloucester, Fish House in N.J., buildings at Front and Mifflin Sts., soundings in river, river banks and low water line, wharves
114-u HP Plan of soundings of Delaware River, taken April 1856 for Spencer Bonsall, City Surveyor of 3rd District, by D. H. Shedaker. [Additional soundings shown from 1819 and 1836] [Attachment not scanned: detailed tracing of city pier, 1857] Shedaker, David Hudson 1856
Mounted
48 x 115 in.
1 inch = 40 feet
Delaware River front, Chestnut St. to Catherine St.
Windmill Island, Point Airy, wharves with owners, soundings, wharf line, low water mark, canal on Windmill Island
114-v HP Plan of Windmill Island in the Delaware River belonging to Tatham & Bros. Surveyed April 1866. Average low water of south part of island taken July 1865. By D. Hudson Shedaker. Shedaker, David Hudson 1866
Tracing
18 x 42 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Delaware River, Windmill Island
Smith Island, canal used by Camden and Philadelphia Steamboat Ferry Co., low water mark
114-w HP [No title. Windmill and Smith Islands] Not named 1870 ca.
Tracing
13 x 29 in.
1 inch = 150 feet
Delaware River, Windmill and Smith Islands
Lines of Spruce St. and Chestnut St. projected through the islands
114-x HP [No title. Pencil sketch of part of Windmill and Smith Islands] Not named 1869 ca.
Paper
9 x 14 in.
Delaware River, Windmill and Smith Islands
Property owners, lines of Walnut St. and Chestnut St. projected through the islands.
114-y HP Windmill Island Not named 1885
Paper
8 x 13 in.
Delaware River, Windmill Island
Pencil sketch with dates of property ownership, patents. Lines of Spruce, Pine and South Sts. projected through the island.
114-z HP Plan of lots on Windmill Island in the River Delaware opposite the City of Philadelphia Decr. 1870. For sale by Tatham Brothers, No. 226 Sth. 5th Str. the Duval Steam Lith. Co. Philadelphia Not named 1870
Paper
12 x 36 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Delaware River, Windmill Island
Point Airy, Western Channel, Eastern Channel, distances to Walnut Street and South Street wharves, island divided into lots
115-x HP [No title. Soundings and wharf line in Delaware River front, Maiden St. to Juniata St. This plan is contiguous with 115-y_HP] Davis, James P. 1856
Mounted
46 x 79 in.
Delaware River front, Richmond St. and Queen St. Juniata St. to Maiden St.
Petty's Island, Aramingo Canal, soundings, wharves and wharf lines, including unnamed Richmond coal wharves, building footprints on Petty's Island
115-y HP Wharf line from Chestnut St. to Maiden St. [Title in pencil. This plan is contiguous with 115-x_HP.] Davis, James P. (probably) 1856
Mounted
27 x 30 in.
3/8 inch = 100 feet
Delaware River front, Maiden St. to Chestnut St., and across to New Jersey shore
Windmill or Smith Island, Cohocksink Canal, Cooper's Point, wharf line, soundings, wharves
115-z HP Map of Petty's or Treaty Island in Stockton Township, Camden Co. N.J. showing the exterior wharf line established by the Riparian Commissioners of the State of New Jersey, 1875. R. C. Bacot, Chief Engineer, Jacob H. Yocum, Jr., Assistant Engr. Bacot, R. C., and Yocum, Jacob H., Jr. 1875
Tracing
37 x 56 in.
1 inch = 250 feet
Delaware River front, Petty's Island, and across to New Jersey shore
City of Camden, Aramingo Canal, Port Richmond coal wharves, Cooper's Creek, water works on New Jersey side, wharf lines, soundings, property owners on island with paths or dikes around parcels, low water line around island
116 HP Plan of Delaware River from the mouth of Frankford Creek to the line dividing the 19th from the 23rd Ward of the City of Philadelphia showing the depth of the soundings of the river from the foot of the several streets opened and proposed to be hereafter opened to the river Delaware...Isaac Shallcross, Surveyor, 10th District Shallcross, Isaac 1856
Mounted
37 x 43 in.
1 inch = 200 feet
Delaware River front, Frankford Creek mouth to Luzerne St., and across to New Jersey shore
Pennsauken Creek, Frankford Creek, Lennig's Laboratory, soundings, wharf lines, low water lines, original shoreline, bearings from ends of Bridge Street and Kirkbride Street across river to different points on New Jersey side
117-y HP Plan of Delaware River fronting on the City of Philadelphia from the mouth of Frankford to Poquestion [Poquessing] Creek. Surveyed by Isaac Shallcross, 1856. Shallcross, Isaac 1856
Mounted
35 x 112 in.
1 inch = 270 feet
Delaware River front, Frankford Creek to Poquessing Creek and across to New Jersey shore
Numerous creeks in Philadelphia and New Jersey, Riverton wharf, car house of Trenton Railroad, Hawk Island, bank meadow, spatterdock, trees and bushes, flats, building footprints, property owners, soundings, river channel
117-z HP [No title. Survey of Tulip Street] Webster, George S. 1887
Mounted
20 x 94 in.
1 inch = 200 feet
Tulip Street between Washington St. and Convent Ave.; plan mostly blank.
Mentions both US and city standard; very little detail
118-01 MTD Plan of the revision of the survey and regulation of the First Section of the Seventh Survey District, Twentieth Ward, Philadelphia. Haines, Henry 1856
Mounted
35 x 24 in.
20th Ward, 7th Survey District, 1st Section. Bounded by Montgomery to Susquehanna Aves., 6th to 11th Sts.
Curb elevations, railroad, stream added in pencil
118-02 MTD Plan of the revision of grades in a part of the First Section of the 20th Ward. Albertson, William 1866
Mounted
24 x 12 in.
Bounded by 9th to 11th Sts., Susquehanna Ave. to Berks St.
Curb elevations, Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad
118-03 MTD Plan of the revision of grades in a part of the 20th Ward. [Confirmed April 15, 1872] Not named 1872
Mounted
17 x 27 in.
Bounded by 10th to Franklin Sts., Dauphin to Berks Sts.
Curb elevations, Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad
118-05 119-05 MTD tracing Plan of the revision of lines and grades in the First Section, Seventh Survey District, Philadelphia. [Ordinance Dec. 31, 1875; confirmed July 17, 1876] Not named 1876
Tracing
25 x 38 in.
20th Ward, 7th Survey District, 1st Section. Bounded by Susquehanna to Columbia Aves., 6th to 11th Sts.
Curb elevations, Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad
118-12 MTD Plan of the revision of lines and grades of streets on a portion of City Plan No. 188 crossing or adjacent to the Phila. Germantown and Norristown R.R. between Montgomery St. and Susquehanna Ave. [Ordinance Oct. 13, 1906, related to grade crossing abolishment; confirmed May 13, 1907] Carlile, William K. 1906
Mounted
33 x 16 in.
Bounded by Montgomery St. to Susquehanna Ave., 8th to 11th Sts.
Curb elevations, Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad
119-01 MTD Plan of revision of the survey and regulation of the Second Section of the Seventh Survey District, Twentieth Ward, City of Philadelphia. Haines, Henry 1856
Mounted
53 x 41 in.
20th Ward, 7th Survey District, 2nd Section. Bounded by Montgomery Ave. to Poplar St., 6th to Broad Sts.
Curb elevations
119-02 MTD [Handwritten title block: "See: ordinance entitled an ordinance to fix and establish the grade of Columbia Avenue and Oxford Street, between Eighth and Eleventh Streets in the Twentieth Ward. Approved March 27th, 1855." Survey returned March 19, 1855. On reverse: "Filed June 3, 1858. Philip H. Lutts, Dep. Clerk"] Haines, Henry 1855
Mounted
24 x 18 in.
1 inch = 80 feet
Bounded by Montgomery St. to Jefferson St., 8th to 11th Sts.
Curb elevations, railroad