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Public Works, Department of

[Record Group 85]

85.1 Annual Reports
1890, 1913-1923,
For other Annual Reports between 1887 - 1938, see Office of the Mayor, Annual Reports
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
85.2 Improvement Program. Annual Reports
1947, 1949-1951
4 volumes
Each volume gives a summary account of the amount of capital improvement work undertaken by the Department of Public Works during each year along with a written summary of the work, chronological tabulation of the important legislative actions of Council, tabulation of loan fund authorizations, and location and description of work and its status at the time of the report.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
85.3 Correspondence
1887-1923; missing 1908-1912, 1914-1919
4 cu.ft., no index
Includes letters of complaint, resignations, recommendations; also includes copies of certificates issued (e.g., for use of fire attachments, street sprinklers).
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
85.4 Information Reports
1913-1916
9 volumes, no index
Includes:
Abolition of Grade Crossings in South Philadelphia, 1913
Political Assessment of Office Holders, 1913
Business Methods in Municipal Works, 1913
A Financial History of the Philadelphia Electric Company, 1914
Procedure for Locating Street Improvement, 1914
Collection and Treatment of Sewage in Philadelphia, 1914
"Plain Talk," 1914
The Unemployed in Philadelphia, 1915
The Torrens System of Land Registration, 1916

Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
85.5 Report on Flood Control, Frankford Creek
October 1947
1 volume, index
Prepared by Knoppen Engineering Company: Surveys previous investigations and projects on subject, flood history and damages, existing conditions, required flood control capacity and several proposed plans.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
85.6 South Philadelphia Railroad Track Elevation. Papers
1917-1929
3 cu.ft., no index
Include agreements, estimates, copies of contracts, detailed progress reports, drawings.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
85.7 Agreements
1920-1921, 1925, 1929
4 volumes, no index
Includes Agreement with Penn Reduction Company for City's use of Company's plants for garbage reduction and disposal, 1920, 1921;
Agreement with Pennsylvania Railroad Company for improvement of certain sections of the City, East and West of the Schuylkill River, the removal of the Filbert Street Elevated Railroad and construction of an underground railway station east of the Schuylkill and of new Passenger Stations west of the Schuylkill River, 1925;
Agreement with Reading Railroad concerning abolishment of grade crossings in Chestnut Hill, 1929
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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