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Philadelphia Gas Works

[Record Group 151]

151.1 Trustees of Gas Works. Register of Gas, Monthly Bills Receivable
January - July 1854
1 volume, no index
(the "Register of Gas" was an officer of theTrustees); entries in monthly lists include register number, amount of gas consumed, charges; last two items totalled each month; occasional shutoff notices.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.1a Trustees of Gas Works. Agreement with City of Philadelphia
19 March 1856
1 volume, no index
made to effectuate ordinance of February 12, 1856, for lighting, supplying fuel for, and maintenance of public lamps by Trustees; specifies prices and billing procedures.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.1b Trustees of Gas Works. Ordinance and By-Laws
1859
1 volume, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.1c Trustees of Gas Works. Annual Report
1836-1856, 1871-1883, 1886
36 volumes, no index
For other annual reports, 1858-1885, see Office of the Mayor Annual Reports.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.1d Legal Briefs
1875
1 , no index
Printed petition in the case of Charles Wheeler, et al, versus the City of Philadelphia, the Mayor, Treasurer, Controller, and the Trustees of the Philadelphia Gas Works filed in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania during the January Term, 1875. The intervening petitioners in this pamphlet included Hiram Miller, Richard J. Dobbins, James McElroy, William L. Elkins, James E. Dingee, James H. Lyons, Isaac E. Bleim and E. G. Matthews.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.2 Gas Commission. Papers re: re-lease of Gas Works to United Gas Improvement Company
1921-1928
1 cu.ft., no index
Include correspondence, public statements, reports of studies of gas supply situation, suggested forms of agreement, gas manufacture specifications, brief inventory of Gas Works property, final agreement.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.3 Gas Commission. Inventory. City Property Used by Philadelphia Gas Works Company.
1950
1 volume, no index
Lists of properties used and valuation; photographs; also included are summaries of revenues and production of Gas Work from 1897 to 1950
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.4 Gas Commission. Agreements
1897-1972
1 cu.ft., no index
Printed copies of agreements by City for lease of Gas Works and supply of Gas to City: agreements of November 12, 1897, February 8, 1926, and December 29, 1961 with United Gas Improvement Co.;
Suggested agreement and present lease, May 7, 1925, including Mayor's message transmitting same to Council;
Agreements of October 5, 1938, July 31, 1939, and February 28 and December 28, 1950 with Philadelphia Gas Works Company; February 3, 1950 agreement also includes copy of Agreement of suretyship with United Gas Improvement Co.
Agreement of 1 May 1948 between the Philadelphia Gas Works Company and Philadelphia Coke Company for the Purchase of Coke Oven Gas.
Agreement of December 29, 1972 with The Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation for the management and operation of The Gas Works
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.5 Gas Commission. Transcript of Public Hearing.
20 November 1947
1 volume, no index
Full transcript of testimony before Gas Commission concerning Philadelphia Gas Works Company's application for rate increase; also included are copy of Company's application and Company's budget for 1947-1948.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.6 Audits
1951, 1953-1954
3 volumes, no index
Includes audits for the periods of 1 September 1950-31 August 1951, prepared by Haskins & Sells, Certified Public Accountants; and of 1 September 1952 - 31 August 1953 and 1 September 1953 - 31 August 1954, prepared by Ernst & Ernst, Certified Public Accountants.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.7 Capital Budgets
1963-1965
3 volumes, 1 spreadsheet, no index
Also included are the fiscal forecasts for the years 1964- 1968, 1965-1969, 1966-1970; and a revised (June 19, 1963) fiscal 1964 Capital Budget, 1959-1962 actual, 1963 amended, and revised (June 15, 1963) forecast 1965-1969.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.8 Report and Recommendations on Pension Funding
1963, 1964
2 volumes, index
Includes PGW proposals, City Controller's proposals, statements by legal counsel, statements by consulting actuaries and PGW plan and trust agreements May 5, 1964.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.9 Reporton Capital Program
April 1963
1 volume, no index
Covers Capital Program for fiscal year 1964 and forecast 1965 thru 1969; prepared by Urban Engineers, Inc.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.10 Financial Report
1963-1964, 1966-1967
4 volumes, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.11 Reports to the Gas Commission
1950, 1954, 1959, 1962-1964
5 volumes, 1 cu.ft.
Includes reports submitted by the Philadelphia Gas Commission on retirement allowances, natural gas supply and storage service, participation in American Gas Association, employee patent and copyright policy, retirement of gas holder tanks and new gas rate for municipal services, 1962; Report on Philadelphia Gas Works Property. John B. Klumpp, Consulting Engineer. 12 April 1950; Report on Philadelphia Gas Works Property for Joseph S. Clark, Jr., Controller. John B. Klumpp, Consulting Engineer. 12 June 1950; Report, Operations and Standards of the Philadelphia Gas Distribution System, prepared by Ford, Bacon, Davis, Inc.; Economic Study, The Philadelphia Gas Works, prepared by Commonwealth Services, Inc., November 1959; Report . . . on Alternate Methods Proposed for Peak Shaving Gas . . . prepared by Commonwealth Services, Inc., February 1964
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.12 Philadelphia Gas Works. Reports
1949, ca. 1963
3 volumes, index
Includes:Philadelphia Gas Works, Ten Years of Progress. 1939-1949; The Peak Shaving Gas Problem, ca. 1963; Cryogenic In-Ground Storage of Liquefied Natural Gas For Winter Peak Shaving, ca. 1963.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.13 Minutes
January 30, 1963, February 27, 1963, April 24, 1963, November 30, 1966
5 volumes, index
Minutes for February 27 also include an additional volume of stenographic transcripts of the meeting, and those for November 30, 1966 are a stenographic transcript.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.14 Correspondence and Papers
1963
7 documents, no index
List of employees retiring, resolutions, comments of deputy Controller Gilbert Stein acting as a Gas Commissioner regarding release of 134 W. Cheltenham Avenue, and a formal opinion of the City Solicitor.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.15 Report of the Gas Commission to the Mayor and Council
May 1921
1 volume, index
The Gas Commission consisted of five persons appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, as authorized by an Ordinance of 26 December 1920. The purpose of the Commission was to survey the property and operation of the Philadelphia Gas Works and to make a report of their findings and recommendations, in the light of contemporary developments in the gas industry so that Council could determine the question of permanently changing the candle-power standard to a heat-unit standard. The report discusses gas service and quality, present plant and plan of development, financial matters, municipal regulation, and includes a number of charts and tables.
See also, Office of the Mayor Reports and Publications and City CouncilGas Commission Report.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.16 Certificate of Public Convenience
1 January 1928
1 volume, no index
Includes also agreement City of Philadelphia and United Gas Improvement Company, February 8, 1926, relative to the operation of the Gas Works.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
151.17 Annual Report
1963, 1967-1970, 1981, 1983-1986, 1988, 1990, 1996
13 volumes, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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