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[Record Group 140]

140.1 Minutes and Agendas
1957-1960, 1965, 1968-1972
1 cu.ft., partial index
Includes the minutes for 9 January 1957 - 27 December 1960, Executive Session and Public Session Minutes for 16 September 1969 - 16 June 1970, and agendas for 9 July 1965, 13 December 1968 - 14 March 1972.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
140.2 Annual Reports
1911-1969, 1975, 1976, 1978-1980
63 volumes, index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
140.3 Submissions
1911 - 1960, 1964 - 1970
83 cu.ft., index
Files on each work of art or construction project submitted for approval contain a description of the work including its material, estimated cost, location, designer, blueprints or drawings, correspondence, notes of action concerning revisions, notice of approval or rejection.
see Record Series 140.5 for additional drawings
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
140.4 Correspondence and Memoranda
1914-1915, 1918-1919, 1956-1960, 1972-1973
1 cu.ft., no index
Papers concerning budget matters, submissions, ornamentations, questions of policy and procedure, etc.; also includes Weekly Reports to the Mayor, 1972-1973.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
140.5 Architectural Plans
1962-1981
250 sets of plans, no index
Architectural plans of construction projects, submitted to the Commission for its approval, which include the number and date of submission, date drawn, description of project, location, designer, engineer or architect; site or floor plans, elevations, property lines, grades, sectional details, materials, and scale.
Among the plans are those of various Fairmount Park buildings, Market Street East, Market Street Concourse and Subway, Frederic R. Mann Music Center (Robin Hood Dell West), Girard Point Bridge, the Federal Reserve Bank, schools, Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia Airport, Delaware Expressway (I-95), Pulaski -Pennsauken Interchange, Betsy Ross House, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Penn's Landing, Delaware Expressway cover, Elfreth's Alley, the Art Museum, Veterans Stadium, Schuylkill River Park, Stetson Complex, Fairmont Hotel (Bellevue-Stratford Hotel), Gallery II Complex, and other public and private construction projects.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
140.6 Reports and Publications
1913, 1929, 1991
3 volumes, index vol. 1991 only
Includes: Bulletin of Information, 1913; Bulletin of Information, 1929; Toward A Vision of the Public Environment, November 1991.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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