Historic Map - Philadelphia, PA - 1885

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View of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, P.A., 1885 / drawn & published by Burk & McFetridge.

This bird’s-eye view of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was drawn and published by Burk & McFetridge in 1885. Philadelphia was founded in 1682 at the confluence of the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers. This seat of government for Philadelphia County acted as the national capital during Revolutionary times. Philadelphia prospered with its river port location becoming a major trade and industrial center. The port, together with the convenient supply of iron and the abundance of coal led Philadelphia to become one of the largest producers and transporters of iron. In 1885 Philadelphia hosting a great number of manufacturing establishments that either produced, fashioned or employed iron in some way.

The map from 1885 includes streets, buildings, bridges, piers and railroad routes. It features inset illustrations of the following:

• Oriental Mills. Geo. Brooks & Son. Manufacturers of Upholstery Goods, Draperies and Fine Tapestries. 55th and Westminster Ave. W. Philadelphia.
• Morse Elevator Works. Morse, Williams & Co. Manufacturers and Builders of Patent Hydraulic Steam Belt and Hand Power Freight and Passenger Elevators. Automatic Hatch Doors, etc. 411 Cherry St. Works, Frankford Ave., Wildey and Shackamaxon Sts.
• R. H. Patton Woolen and Shoddy Cotton Machinery. Plush Looms and Relagging Shoddy Cylinders Specialties.
• Henry Schmidt, Wool Commission Merchant. 27 North Front St.
• J. C. Graham. Manufacturer of Upholstery Goods and Trimmings. Corner 19th & Hamilton Sts.
• Continental Worsted Mills. Geo. Campbell & Co. 21st St. and Washington Ave.
• Kennebec Worsted Mills. Richard Kershaw & Co. Worsted Yarn Manufacturers. 2032 Naudain St.
• Amber Dye Works. Thos. Dawson & Co. Fancy Dyers for Brussels Ingrain Rug and all kinds of Carpet Yarn, also Fine Wool Yarns. Amber below Somerset St.
• Greenwich Point.
• Wm. H. Lorimer’s Sons. Dyers. Yarns treated by Upson & Lorimer’s Patent Drying System. Works, Martha St. above Huntingdon, Emerald St. above Huntingdon.
• Fairmount Dye Works. Clough & Carson. Dyers & Bleachers of Woolen, Worsted & Cotton Yarn, & Warp, Raw Cotton & Raw Wool. Beaming and Dressing. 612 to 628 North 24th St.
• Nye & Tredick. Manufacturers of Patent Automatic Circular Ribbed Knitting Machines for Plain and Fancy Ribbed Hosier, Leggings, etc. 123 North Fourth St.
• Pennsylvania Hosiery Mills. Thos. A. Pearce. Manufacturer of Hosiery, Fancy Knit Goods, Jersey Cloths & Jersey Jackets. 1716, 1718, 1720 North 5th St.
• Joseph Hanson. Enterprise Dyeing and Finishing Works. Mascher & Somerset Sts.
• Endurance Mills. Cotton and Worsted Dress Goods. John G. Carruth. Howard & Hope Sts., Huntingdon.
• The Tracy Worsted Mills, Ltd. Manufacturers of Worsted Yarns. 25th and Spruce Sts. Factory on 24th St.
• Hoyle, Harrison & Kaye. Manufacturers of Silk Upholstery Goods. Curtain Materials and Decorations, etc. Lehigh Ave.
• Craven & Dearnley. Manufacturers of Fine Worsted and Woolen Yarns. Eighth and Somerset Sts.
• James S. Cochran. Manufacturer of Woolen Yarns. Specialties, Moresque, Double Reel, Rug and Backing Yarns. Tenth St. and Columbia Ave.
• Stead & Miller. Manufacturers of Fine Silk Tapestries, Draperies, etc. Fourth and Cambria Sts.
• Providence Dye Works. Firth & Foster Bros. Dyers and Finishers. Works, Taylor, Emerald & Adams Sts., Kensington.
• Hutchinson & Ogden. Enterprise Mills. Samuel Hutchinson and Emanuel Ogden. Manufacturers of Worsted Yarns. Manayunk.
• Charles Spencer & Co. Manufacturers of Woolen and Worsted Cloakings, etc. Hosiery and Knitting Goods. Leicester Knitting Mills. Germantown.
• John H. Lorimer. Dealer in Dye Stuffs, Dyer’s Machinery and Calico Printers Supplies. Sole owner of Upson & Lorimer’s Patent Scouring Machine and Lorimer’s Patent Drying and Disinfecting Process. 118 Market St.
• Camm & Thomas. Builders’ Supplies, etc. American and Dauphin Sts.
• Edward Ridgeway. Manufacturer of Curtains and Upholstery Goods. 62nd and Hamilton Sts.
• Falls of Schuylkill Carpet Mills. J. & J. Dobson Mfrs. All grades of Carpeting, many of them far below market prices. Special rates to churches, hotels and large institutions. Retail Stores, 809-811 Chestnut St.
• Union Mills. John Blood & Bro.
• Manufacturers of Hosiery and Fancy Knit Goods. P. O. Station E.
• Girard Finishing Works. Thos. Beardwood & Bro. 1640, 1642, 1644 North Sixth St.

Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:


H-25. City Hall.
M-21. Independence Hall.
N-21. Carpenters’ Hall.
N-21. Custom House.
K-24. Post Office.
I-24. United States Mint.
G-1. League Island Navy Yard.
Z-61. United States Arsenal, Frankford.
D-21. Schuylkill Arsenal.
C-26. University of Pennsylvania.
G-28. Academy of Natural Sciences.
H-27. Academy of Fine Arts.
H-39. School of Design for Women.
I-26. Masonic Temple.
H-24. Union League.
I-22. Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
F-36. Girard College.
I-32. Boys’ Central High School.
G-32. Girls’ Normal School.
L-23. Franklin Institute.
G-41. Wagner Free Institute.
I-32. Spring Garden Institute.
F-35. Eastern Penitentiary.
J-12. Moyamensing Prison.
C-25. Almshouse.
H-22. Deaf and Dumb Institute.
F-29. Blind Asylum.
E-22. Naval Asylum.
F-35. House of Refuge.
E-36. Foster Home.
F-36. Northern Home.
I-18. Southern Home.
G-50. Odd Fellows’ Home.
T-53. Old Ladies’ Home.
C-30. Old Men’s Home.
G-35. Home for Aged Couples.
A-25. Home for Infirm Colored Persons.
C-28. Widows’ and Single Women’s Home.
Forrest Home, Holmesburg.
S-38. Penn’s Treaty Monument.
M-24. Franklin’s Grave.
G-29. Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Q-8. Old Swede’s Church.
P-23. Christ Church.
House of Correction, Holmesburg.


B-36. Zoological Garden.
D-33. Fairmount Water Works.
C-38. Spring Garden Water Works.
B-40. Belmont Water Works.
D-34. Pompeian Views.
A-39. Horticultural Hall.
A-38. Memorial Hall.
A-40. Belmont.
A-36. George’s Hill.
C-35. Lemon Hill.
C-43. Strawberry Mansion.
B-40. Mt. Pleasant.
B-44. Chamounix.
C-36. Grant’s Cabin.
B-37. Penn’s House.
C-35. Observatory.
A-59. Indian Rock.
A-40. Gentlemen’s Driving Park.


M-21. Independence Square.
M-21. Washington Square.
M-27. Franklin Square.
G-24. Rittenhouse Square.
G-29. Logan Square.
N-9. Jefferson Square.
I-13. Passyunk Square.
Q-46. Norris Square.
R-35. Laurel Square.
N-49. Fairhill Square.


C-46. North Laurel Hill.
C-45. Central Laurel Hill.
C-44. South Laurel Hill.
A-46. West Laurel Hill.
C-45. Mount Vernon.
C-46. Mount Peace.
A-15. Mount Moriah.
A-18. Fernwood.
E-42. Glenwood.
C-24. Woodlands.
H-42. Monument.
Q-61. Green Mount.
C-44. German Lutheran.
A-35. Cathedral.
Q-58. New Cathedral.
E-43. Odd Fellows’.
E-43. Mechanics’.
T-57. Bellevue.
S-43. Palmer.
J-48. Fairhill.
F-12. Philadelphia.
G-11. Lebanon.
J-15. Machpelah.
K-13. Lafayette.
J-12. Philanthropic.
K-18. Ronaldson’s.
M-11. Union.
A-50. Lutheran (Roxborough).


H-26. Penna. R. R., Broad St. Station.
R-45. Penna. R. R., Kensington.
H-26. Phila. W. & Balt. R. R. Broad St. Station.
K-33. Phila. & Reading R. R., Ninth and Green.
O-44. Phila. & Reading R. R., Third and Berks.
I-30. Phila. & Reading R. R., 13th and Callowhill.
K-33. Lehigh Valley R. R., Ninth and Green.
E-26. Balt. & Ohio R. R.
Q-21. West Jersey R. R.
Q-19. Phila. & Atlantic City R. R.
Q-26. Camden & Atlantic R. R., Vine St.
S-36. Camden & Atlantic R. R., Shackamaxon St.
Q-21. Market Street Ferry.
Q-26. Vine Street Ferry.
S-36. Shackamaxon St. Ferry.
Q-14. Kaighn’s Point Ferry.
Q-14. Gloucester Ferry.
Q-19. Ridgway Park Ferry.


O-21. First National Bank.
V-61. Second National Bank.
H-26. Third National Bank.
P-16. Sixth National Bank.
N-22. Eighth National Bank.
R-45. Ninth National Bank.
I-41. Tenth National Bank.
N-21. Bank of America.
O-21. Bank of North America.
N-21. Central National Bank.
D-28. Centennial National Bank.
M-24. City National Bank.
N-22. Clearing House.
N-22. Columbian Bank.
O-21. Commercial National Bank.
N-20. Commonwealth National Bank.
O-27. Consolidation National Bank.
P-21. Corn Exchange National Bank.
N-22. Farmers’ and Mechanics’ National Bank.
P-22. First National Bank of Camden.
N-21. Fourth Street National Bank.
O-20. Girard National Bank.
N-22. Independence National Bank.
R-38. Kensington National Bank.
I-24. Keystone National Bank.
O-23. Manufacturers’ National Bank.
A-48. Manayunk Bank.
O-22. Mechanics’ National Bank.
N-21. Merchants’ National Bank.
P-21. National Bank of Commerce.
O-26. National Bank of Northern Liberties.
D-55. National Bank of Germantown.
O-21. National Bank of the Republic.
L-38. National Security Bank.
P-23. National State Bank of Camden.
G-37. Northwestern National Bank.
L-24. Penn National Bank.
N-22. Peoples’ Bank.
N-22. Philadelphia National Bank.
P-20. Produce National Bank.
P-15. Southwark National Bank.
H-21. Southwestern National Bank.
I-32. Spring Garden National Bank.
O-20. Tradesmen’s National Bank.
O-24. Union National Bank.
N-22. Western National Bank.
B-29. West Philadelphia Bank.
O-21. Robert Glendinning & Co.
N-22. Narr & Gerlach.
N-21. Mac Rae & Co.
O-21. L. H. Taylor & Co.


O-21. Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Co.
J-22. Western Savings Fund Society.
M-32. Northern Saving Fund and Safe Deposit and Trust Co.
I-24. Beneficial Saving Fund.
N-21. Provident Life and Trust Co.
N-20. Equitable Mortgage Co.
O-21. Philadelphia Investment Co.
I-23. The City Trust, Safe Deposit and Surety Co.
O-20. Pennsylvania Warehousing & Safe Deposit Co.
O-21. Philadelphia Trust, Safe Deposit and Insurance Co.


O-20. American Fire Ins. Co.
O-19. Commercial Union Fire Association of London.
O-20. Delaware Mutual Safety Ins. Co.
N-20. Franklin Fire Insurance Co.
N-20. German Fire Insurance Co.
L-22. Girard Fire Insurance Co.
N-20. Imperial Fire Ins. Co. of London.
O-20. Ins. Co. of the State of Penna.
N-20. Liverpool and London and Globe Ins. Co.
M-21. Mutual Benefit of Newark.
O-20.Royal Ins. Co. of Liverpool.
N-20. Spring Garden Ins. Co.
M-20. The Penna. Fire Ins. Co.
N-21. U. S. Plate Glass Ins. Co.
N-20. United Firemen’s Ins. Co.
O-20. Union Insurance Co.
K-22. J. Benton Young.
L-22. J. T. Jackson & Co.


A-40. Christ Church Hospital.
C-24. City Hospital.
R-50. Episcopal Hospital.
F-37. German Hospital.
H-29. Hahnemann’s Hospital.
I-61. Jewish Hospital.
J-23. Jefferson College Hospital.
F-45. Municipal Hospital.
S-12. Pt. Airy Sanitarium.
K-20. Pennsylvania Hospital.
A-31. Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane.
B-17. Presbyterian Hospital.
H-37. St. Joseph’s Hospital.
R-42. St. Mary’s Hospital.
C-26. University Hospital.
G-28. Wills’ Eye and Ear Hospital.


G-26. Aldine.
M-22. American.
H-26. Bergen’s.
J-24. Bingham.
H-24. Bellevue.
K-23. Continental.
H-25. Colonnade.
K-24. Commercial.
K-24. Central Avenue.
K-23. Girard.
H-26. Great Western.
L-24. Guy’s.
L-24. Green’s.
K-22. Irving.
H-24. Lafayette.
K-21. Peabody.
Q-22. Ridgway.
H-23. St. George.
O-23. St. Charles.
O-24. St. Elmo.
I-26. Smedley.
H-25. West End.


H-23. Academy of Music.
L-25. Arch Street Theatre.
H-24. Association Hall.
J-26. Arch Street Opera House.
J-24. Chestnut Street Opera House.
I-24. Chestnut Street Theatre.
I-27. Cyclorama, Battle of Gettysburg.
F-26. Cyclorama, Battle of Missionary Ridge.
J-24. Carncross’ Minstrels.
H-41. Casino.
L-27. Forepaugh’s Theatre.
O-32. Germania Theatre.
H-23. Horticultural Hall.
H-29. Industrial Hall.
I-23. McCaull’s Opera House.
K-21. Musical Fund Hall.
K-26. Museum, Ninth and Arch.
Maennerchor Garden.
J-29. National Theatre.
K-22. New Central Theatre.
I-26. St. George’s Hall.
L-23. Temple Theatre.
N-29. Thalia Theatre.
K-22. Walnut Street Theatre.


O-22. Henry Schmidt.
E-24. Tracey & Co.
C-46. J. & J. Dobson.
R-48. Firth & Foster Bros.
F-22. Richard Kershaw & Co.
M-42. Thos. A. Pearce.
M-42. Thos. Beardwood & Bro.
Q-51. Hoyle, Harrison & Kaye.
K-49. Craven & Dearnley.
D-56. Thos. Spencer & Co.
A-48. R. H. Patton.
F-19. Geo. Campbell & Co.
U-53. John Blood & Bro.
A-33. Geo. Brooks & Son.
A-32. Edward Ridgway.
G-32. J. C. Graham.
Q-51. Joseph Hanson.
S-51. Thos. Dawson & Co.
N-50. Stead & Miller.
R-38. Morse, Williams & Co.
Q-50. John G. Carruth.
O-47. Camm & Thomas.
A-48. Hutchinson & Ogden.
J-41. Jas. S. Cochran.
E-34. Clough & Carson.
N-25. Nye & Tredick.
S-49. W. H. Lorimer’s Sons.
P-21. John H. Lorimer.


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