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City Tax Assessors

[Record Group 93]

93.1 City Tax Duplicate
1791-1834
31 volumes, index
Entries under headings for each City ward list taxable's name, total assessed value, tax levied upon it; recapitulation at end of each ward entry; entries for all wards, but not for each year within total date span.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
93.2 Registered Taxes
1824-1853
1 volume, no index
Record of unpaid City tax; entries for all City wards list date return made, person charged with the tax, owner or agent notified of tax due, description of the property, amount of tax due, owners of adjoining properties, remarks (usually notices of payments received); entries for all wards but not for all years within total date span.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
93.3 Paving and Cleaning, Journal of Charges
1852-1857
1 volume, no index
Entries list date, street address, occupant, owner or agent, work done, charges, and (often) notice of payment received.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
93.4 Enumeration index, 3rd Ward, 3rd Precinct
1854
1 volume,
Entries list taxable's name, occupation, street location; entries grouped by last intial, "B" section missing.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
93.5 Wardens of Lighting and the Watch. Minutes
7 October 1771 - 15 August 1781
4 volumes, no index
Also includes Minutes of meetings of Wardens and Assessors. Volume for the years October 7, 1771 to September 27, 1774 has list of persons appointed by the assessors as collectors of the Watch and Lamp Tax for the year 1774. Volume for the period October 6, 1774 to September 17, 1777 includes list of city assessors for 1775 and Wardens' attendance from October 6, 1774 to October 4, 1775.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
93.6 Wardens of Lighting and the Watch. Accounts Ledger
November 1784 - May 1787
1 volume, no index
Entries, by date, of receipts from public officials (e.g. clerks of Markets, tax collectors, etc.) and renters of City property, both listed by name, balanced against payments to County Treasurers. Also there are entered, by date, expenditures by Countv Treasurer balanced against material and services purchased. Each side of the balance sheet is totaled.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
93.7 Streets Commissioners. Minutes
25 December 1765 - 8 September 1768, 14 July 1770 - 17 September 1772, 30 October 1778 - 28 December 1781, 27 June 1788- 8 March 1790
5 volumes, no index
Volume for the period December 25, 1765-September 8, 1768 styles for Commissioners "City Commissioners" and also includes a list "of Debts Brought forward from the rough Minutes to the last year . . ."
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
93.8 City Commissioners. Minutes
3 June 1789 - 8 March 1790
1 volume, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
93.9 Board of County Commissioners. The Juvenile Court and House of Detention
1908
1 volume
A pamphlet issued by the Board of County (City) Commissioners at the dedication of the new Juvenile Court building at 22nd & Arch Streets. It includes published elevation and floor plans and description of the building along with comments from various officials extolling the merits of having a separate juvenile court building.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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