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Surveys: 8th Survey District

[Record Group 90-8]

90-8.1 Official Correspondence
1888-1919
6 volumes, index
Reports of work done, answers to inquiries, etc., sent chiefly to Chief Surveyor, Bureau of Highways, Bureau of Water.
Missing 1907-1910
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
90-8.2 Miscellaneous Correspondence
1884-1912
3 volumes, index
Letters on wide range of topics and to many recipients; not of especially technical nature.
Missing 1889-1892
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
90-8.3 Grade Sketches
1886-1933
2 volumes, index
Chiefly surveys of lots; for each is given street name and lines, lot dimensions, and date and person for whom survey made. The 8th Survey District covered the 21st Ward during this period.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
90-8.4 Estimate Book
1898-1947
3 volumes, index
Estimate made for opening, widening, grading and paving streets with detailed technical data including end areas, their averages, cubic volume of cut and fill; estimates for sewer installations and connections; occasional block sketches. Volumes 2, 3, 4 only. Volume 4 has monthly accounts of 8th Survey District 1909-1913 and annual reports of amounts and types of surveying work done in the 8th Survey District for 1912-1913. All entries are for the 21st Ward.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
90-8.5 Bill Book
1885-1937
6 volumes, index
Copies of itemized accounts rendered to contractors and private citizens for surveying services. The 8th District covered the 21st Ward.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
90-8.6 Walnut Lane Bridge. Calculation Book
1906-1908
1 volume
Contains sketches of bridge sections, piers and spans along with dimensions, calculations and estimates of materials and costs. A daily account details the pouring of concrete for spans.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
90-8.7 Papers, Manayunk Railroad Grade Crossing Eliminations
1926-1933
2 cu.ft.
Includes Bureau's emergency orders regarding construction; correspondence with Art Jury, Board of View, Reading Transit Co. (of Reading, PA); materials regarding ordinances, industries affected, cost estimates, and supply inventories; and papers relating to land acquisition including notices to real property owners, property sales and purchases, dedication deeds, damages and statements of payments.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
90-8.8 Reports, Contractors' Work on Manayunk Elevated and Elimination of Chestnut Hill Grade Crossings
1926-1930
1 volume
Monthly lists prepared for City Controller of all material and labor provided, descriptions and quantities of each unit, and total costs.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
90-8.9 Surveys, Plans and Maps

2 plans
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Shelf list is available.
90-8.10 Auxiliary Deed Books
1916-1926
3 volumes,
Information includes names of the grantors and grantees, date of instrument, deed book and page upon which it is recorded, and description of the property. Transcriptions of the descriptions were made in order to produce surveys based upon the metes and bounds of the property lines as outlined in the deeds. The deeds range in date from the 1880s to 1926. The deed books are marked "G" "H" and "I".
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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