North American and Daily Advertiser
The United States Gazette
|February 25, 1840 - February 28, 1841||September 26, 1840||Thursday, January 16, 1840||Saturday, September 26, 1840|
This newspaper was more of a social commentary and did not include really
ŻAny mention of buildings was relegated to the classifieds regarding
rooms to be
There appeared to be a growing immigrant population, so therefore
There is a lot of information and advertising for transportation, particularly of different railroad train companies. There were also merchant advertisements for markets, stores, mortgages, life insurance, horses, fire insurance, printing, clothing, wine, pianos, church services, hair tonic, maps, coal, food (candy), etc.
There are also a lot of advertisements to sell or rent property. There was even an advertisement for George Smith, a recorder of deeds. Advertisements selling property with buildings generally include a brief description of the structure, description of property lines, and mention of building specific details including materials and costs. There are also 'Wanted' advertisements of buildings in specific areas downtown.
The paper also included democratic news including information about Martin Van Buren and upcoming elections. In addition, there were accounts of a murder, arrest of burglars, court (law) proceedings, appeals, slavery issues, marriages, deaths, stocks, amusements (theatres), wards (political meetings) and sales by auctions.
The paper was published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The weekday papers contained much of the same format and general information and advertisements as the weekend paper.
Searching through issues of this paper, it is easily recognizable that
News tends to be in small bi-lines or as
Nonetheless many of the advertisement5s
ŻEach building's address is
This ad lists buildings such
This issue mostly included real estate advertisements revealing exchanges in property and descriptive language from the 1840s
Some excerpts are as follows:
Frame building in Northern Liberties for sale
Tanner's Maps and Geographical Maps 32 South 6th St.
Golden Swan Hotel Revived
No. 69 North Third Street taken over by Henry Lauer
Every portion has undergone complete cleaning
Notice to Owners of lots in West Philadelphia
Between Market and William Streets residents are required to grade, curb, gutter, and pave the footway of their respected lots
Houses for Sale or Rent
These advertisements often described properties as 'desirable dwelling house'
One advertisement for the 'American House' welcomed businessman & merchant boarders, especially from abroad.
Nicetown Village was being developed at this time also.
This really gives one a sense of what was happening in the urban landscape of the urban landscape of the city during a very narrow time period 'down to the day!