Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Northeast Philadelphia

Map of Northeast Philadelphia (1883)

A map of the Northeast section of Philadelphia. The boarder of Northeast Philadelphia is colored red, and the map separates political districts with shades of light blue, yellow, pink, and green. The map mostly shoes roads, but some rivers, streams, and lakes are displayed on the map.

Northeast Philadelphia, 1883. (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress

This map of Northeast Philadelphia from 1883 depicts its nascent development in the nineteenth century. A majority of housing and industrial growth occurred along the Delaware River in Frankford, Tacony, and Holmesburg. Northeast Philadelphia remained a predominantly rural region, with large farmlands permeating its landscape, within the city’s boundaries until World War II.

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