513-515 Spruce St.

Fire Insurance Surveys

These surveys were completed by the insurance company as part of the insurance policy when property was insured by its owner. They are valuable because they contain detailed descriptions of the property and sometimes include interior floor plans.

 

This 1869 insurance policy was done for Charles Artzt for 515 Spruce St. and clearly shows the interior layout of the building.

1869, Policy No. 11378
City of Philadelphia Historical Commission