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Archival Photographs - PHILLYHISTORY.ORG (fact sheet)

The city's archive contains over 30,000 photo records. All archive photos may be searched by keyword and date. Archive photos which have been assigned a Geo Location are searchable by proximity to an Address, Intersection, Placename, or Neighborhood



 

Archive records - HISTORIC LAND & VITAL RECORDS

Digital images of Philadelphia deed documents dating from 1974 back to 1683 and selected groups of vital records, including births, deaths, marriage and naturalization records, dating from 1794 through 1915.

 


 

PHILADELPHIA HISTORIC STREET INDEX

This index was compiled from the original road records, docket books, jury decisions, and surveys held by the Philadelphia City Archives. From these sources the Philadelphia Department of Streets developed and maintains its comprehensive survey of official road records for the City. Changes to the names of certain streets, alleys, and courts were first effected by an ordinance dated September 1, 1858. A provision of this ordinance was an alphabetical index of former names, together with the location of the street and the new name given to it. By an ordinance of February 23, 1897 names of intermediate streets were indexed by old name, location and new name. Both indexes are held by the Philadelphia City Archives under Record Group