Best map of Philly in the Rumsey collection
Some details I enjoyed…
Apparently there was a water works at the central square? (Then called the “Public Square”.)
The Navy Yard was quite literally a yard owned by the Navy.
Detail of Pegg’s Run, a long-hidden creek that in fact shaped much geography of my neighborhood, Callowhill. I’m hoping to write about Pegg’s Run more in the future.
This one confuses me. Washington Square and Market Square… in West Philly? What’s that oval?
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This is an adaptation of a tour for Philadelphia Rail Park Tours, an affiliated company of Popular History. The tour begins just north of Callowhill & Broad.
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