951-963 North Fifth Street
In researching this site, these maps provided an insight into the changes of the property. We can conclude from these maps alone that the wooden structures at 951-963 North Fifth Street were demolished between 1875 and 1889 which indicate brick structures on the properties. However, the chain of title research found in the "Deed Research" narrows the time period when the wooden structures were demolished and the masonry structures were erected.
Plot No. 8N16 - Current (November 2004)
Source: Philadelphia Bureau of Surveys and Design
*NOTE: The plot map shows a different orientation than the fire insurance maps.
Fire Insurance Maps
Source: Free Library of Philadelphia, Hexamer & Locher, Maps of the City of Phildelphia.
Source: Free Library of Philadelphia, C.M. Hopkins City Atlas of Philadelphia, Volume 6.
Source: Free Library of Philadelphia, Earnest Hexamer & Son, Insurance Maps of the City of Philadelphia.