Historic Map - Philadelphia, PA - Centennial Exhibition - 1876 - Graphic Company

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View of Centennial Exhibition grounds, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, P.A., 1876 / drawn & published by Graphic Company.

This reproduction bird’s-eye view of the Centennial Exhibition grounds at Philadelphia was drawn from official topographic surveys made expressly for the Daily Graphic by the Graphic Company in 1876. Considered the first world’s fair of its kind, the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine, commonly called the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 took place at Fairmount Park, just across the Schuylkill River from Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10.

Although a heat wave that year limited visitors during the summer months the fair was reportedly attended by over 10 million visitors. The celebration of the country’s past, present and future showcased pioneer living and displayed such future innovations as the Corliss Steam Engine, the John Bull steam locomotive, Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone, Singer’s sewing machine and Remington’s Typographic Machine.

The Statue of Liberty’s right arm was displayed holding the torch. Visitors were able to climb up to the torch’s scenic balcony for 50 cents. Most of the exhibition buildings were dismantled or moved at the completion of the fair.

The image from 1876 includes lively scenes of fair activity and exhibition halls. The Schuylkill River is depicted in the foreground.

Features numbered references to the following locations:


I. Main Exhibition Buildings.
II. Art Gallery.
III. Machinery Hall.
IV. Horticultural Hall.
V. Agricultural Hall.
VI. Woman’s Pavilion.
VII. Judges’ Pavilion.
VIII. United States Government Exposition Building.
IX. Office Centennial Board of Finance.
X. Office Centennial Commission.


  1. British Government.
  2. Japanese Dwelling.
  4. State of New York.
  5. Restaurant “Freres Provencaux”.
  6. Cook, Son & Jenkins.
  7. Centennial Photographic Association.
  9. Japanese Government.
10. Sweden.
11. Restaurant “Sudreaux”.
12. Milk Dairy Association.
13. Lauber’s German Restaurant.
14. American Restaurant.
15. State of New Jersey.
16. State of Kansas.
17. Restaurant “The South”.
18. State of Pennsylvania.
19. State of Ohio.
20. State of Indiana.
21. State of Illinois.
22. State of Michigan.
23. State of Wisconsin.
24. State of New Hampshire.
25. State of Connecticut.
26. State of Massachusetts.
27. State of Delaware.
28. Vienna Bakery.
29. Fuller, Warren & Co.
30. Shoe and Leather Manufactory.
31. Dr. Witherspoon’s Statue.
32. Wagon and Carriage Manufactory.
33. Catholic Total Abstinence Foundation.
35. New York Tribune.
36. New England Log House and Modern Kitchen.
37. Women’s School-house.
38. German Empire.
39. Brazil Empire.
40. Photographic Gallery.
41. Stand Pipe.
42. West Virginia.
43. Arkansas.
44. Mississippi.
45. California.
46. Tennessee.
47. Maryland.
48. Missouri.
49. French Government.
50. Spanish Government.
51. Annex to Art Gallery.
52. Brewers’ Building.
53. Wagons.
54. Centennial Fire Patrol.
55. Empire Transportation Company.
56. Turkish Café.
57. Rowell’s Newspaper Building.
58. Government Hospital Service.
59. Pennsylvania Educational Building.
60. Singer’s Sewing Machines.
61. Department of Public Comfort.
62. Sons of Temperance Foundation.
63. Music Pavilion.
64. Campbell’s Press Building.
65. Glass Factory.
66. Corliss Boiler House.
67. Machine Shops.
68. Nevada Quartz Mine No. 1.
69. Bartholde’s Foundation.
70. Centennial Railroad.
71. Belmont Bridge.
72. Lansdowne Bridge.


73. Reservoir.
74. George’s Hill.
75. George’s Hill Observatory.
76. Belmont.
77. Sawyer’s Observatory.
78. Ridgeland.
79. Belmont Station.
80. Park Offices.
81. Columbia Bridge.
82. Water-works.
83. Worthington Pump House.
84. Sweet Brier Mansion.
85. Pennsylvania Railroad Connecting Bridge.
86. Girard Avenue Bridge.
87. Zoological Gardens.
88. Mount Pleasant.
89. Rockland.
90. Globe Hotel.
91. Transcontinental Hotel.
92. Doyle’s Restaurant.
93. United States Hotel.
94. Grand Exposition Hotel.
95. Pennsylvania Railroad Centennial Depot.
96. Site of Operti’s Tropical Garden.
97. Soda Water Building.
98. Reading Railroad Centennial Station.


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