513-515 Spruce St.

Atlas images (collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia)

These historic atlas images trace the evolution of the building footprints over time. They are all oriented with North facing up. Spruce St. is the street at the bottom of the map. 513-515 Spruce St. is located in the middle of the block and is pictured on the bottom center of each map.

By 1874 it is obvious that the wood framed shop at 515 was demolished and a new masonry structure erected.

 

1857
Hexamer & Locher, Maps of the City of Philadelphia, Volume 1, Plate 4

 

1874
G.H. Jones & Co., Atlas of Philadelphia, Volume 1, Plate 2

 

1885
G.W. Bromley & Co., Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, Volume 1, Plate G

 

1897
Earnest Hexamer & Son, Insurance Maps of the City of Philadelphia, Volume I, Plate 6

 

1915
Earnest Hexamer & Son, Insurance Maps of the City of Philadelphia, Volume I, Plate 6

 

1939
Franklin Survey Co., One Hundred Per Cent "Intra City" Business Property Atlas of Philadelphia Penna., Plate 7

 

1956
Sanborn Map Co., Insurance Maps of Philadelphia, Volume One, Plate 38