Bureau of Surveys and Design, Project Files

[Record Series: 90.24]

  • Copies of incoming and outgoing correspondence, memos, reports by and to Chief Engineer and Surveyor; minutes of Board meetings with Pennsylvania Highway Department and Public Utility Commission; subject matters include bridges, City-State highway program concerning the Schuylkill Expressway, Delaware Expressway, Roosevelt Boulevard, Vine Street Expressway, Pennsylvania Boulevard, State highway legislation, Food Distribution Center, Northeast Airport, Spring Garden Street tunnel, Liberty Bell Race Track (plot plan only), Marshall Road;
  • Correspondence includes:City Council members, officials of City departments and local Federal offices, Pennsylvania Highway Department, Commissioners of Upper Darby, contractors and consultants; all materials above for period 1951-1965 only;
Also included:

  • one folder of departmental orders, notices, and procedural instructions for 1960-1969;
  • Philadelphia Street Data Map, 1951 (scale 1" = 500') showing all City Street and (often) their widths, coded to indicate those graded, paved, confirmed or not confirmed on City Plan, legally opened or those for which no record of a legal opening exists, those occupied by railroad tracks, and water or drainage rights of way.

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