Scrapbook of Survey Notices, 1871-1886
Compiled by the Department of Surveys, City of Philadelphia


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Scrapbook of broadside notices posted in affected neighborhoods to inform residents of meetings of the Board of Surveyors of the City of Philadelphia at which would be discussed proposed additions or changes to the official city plans created by the city's Department (or Bureau) of Surveys. Changes could include the lines of streets and the grade regulations. Includes index to the surveys by official City Plan number. Reads part of a typical broadside (p. 12): "At the said meeting the board will hear the objections of any freeholders to the final confirmation of said plans, and in the meantime they may be seen at the Survey Department, No. 224 South Fifth Street."


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