Maps Collections

This first map is an 1860 map of the Vicinity of Philadelphia Published by John E. Gillette and C. K. Stone. We just have a copy of that map from the internet. There is also a copy of that map published in 1861 without the townships outlined in colors published by just John E. Gillette. On this map just the counties are outlined in color. We have an actual piece of this 1861 map of Tinicum. One of the interesting things on this map is that Hog Island is in Philadelphia and not Delaware County like it should be. This is probably just an oversite because before this and after this map Hog Island was in Delaware County.

1860 Vicinity of Philadelphia map 856k



1861 Vicinity of Philadelphia map 3.3m

















1870 Hopkins Atlas Of Delaware County, Tinicum shares a map with Bethel Township.

1870 Tinicum Part Small Size 370k

1870 Tinicum Part Medium Size 1m

1870 Tinicum Part Full Size 3m




1875 E. B. Porter Of Delaware County, Tinicum shares the map with Louella in Radnor Township.

1875 E. B. Porter Map Small Size 790k

1875 E. B. Porter Map Medium Size 3m

1875 E. B. Porter Map Full Size 11m







Here is a copy of the 1880 Atlas of Delaware County showing the Early Grants & Patents by Benjamin H. Smith that was in the collection of Bob Mills

1880 Atlas Small Size 840k

1880 Atlas Medium Size 2.6m

1880 Atlas Full Size 7.5m





The 1888c Alburger Farm Map was used to subdivide building lots for Corbindale which was renamed into Lester

Alburger Farm Map Small Size 500k

Alburger Farm Map Medium Size 3m

Alburger Farm Map Full Size 46.5m










1889 Railroad maps showing parts of Tinicum

Plate 12 shows the East part of Tinicum along the right edge of the map

1889 Plate 12 Small Size 2m

1889 Plate 12 Medium Size 7.4m

1889 Plate 12 Full Size 26.5m




Plate 13 shows the Middle part of Tinicum on the right side of the map

1889 Plate 13 Small Size 2m

1889 Plate 13 Medium Size 8.3m

1889 Plate 13 Full Size 28.7m



Plate 21 shows the western part of Tinicum on the upper right side of the map

1889 Plate 21 Small Size 2m

1889 Plate 21 Medium Size 7m

1889 Plate 21 Full Size 25.3m






Land use map of 1890 of the area around Governor Printz Park

1890 Hotel Essington Map Small Size 1.2m

1890 Hotel Essington Map Medium Size 5.5m

1890 Hotel Essington Map Full Size 17m










1892 Smith Atlas of Delaware County, Tinicum shares a map with Marcus Hook and Linwood

1892 Tinicum Part Small Size 860k

1892 Tinicum Part Medium Size 3m

1892 Tinicum Part Full Size 9.3m










Essington Land Development map from around 1900 (there is no date on the map). Also from the collection of Bob Mills

Essington Land Development Small Size 2.2m

Essington Land Development Medium Size 7m

Essington Land Development Full Size 22.6m









1909 A. H. Mueller real estate map of Tinicum

1909 Mueller small size 3.1m

1909 Mueller medium size 11.5m

1909 Mueller full size 39m







1918 These next seven maps and diagrams are from the building of the Westinghouse Complex and Westinghouse Village.

Topographical Survey Showing the Location of Essington Works, with Relation to City Hall, Philadelphia. Negative #12339.

Overall Topo map showing Westinghouse property Small size 470k

Overall Topo map showing Westinghouse property medium size 1.5m

Overall Topo map showing Westinghouse property Full size 3.9m






Map of Industrial Development at Essington. Negative #10920.

Map of Industrial Development at Essington Small size 285k

Map of Industrial Development at Essington medium size 820k

Map of Industrial Development at Essington Full size 3m







Map of Company Property at Essington. Negative #10869.

Map of Company Property at Essington Small size 310k

Map of Company Property at Essington medium size 860k

Map of Company Property at Essington Full size 3.1m


















Map of building and railroad placement.

Map of building and railroad placement Small size 710k

Map of building and railroad placement medium size 2.1m

Map of building and railroad placement Full size 8.7m


Profile View of buildings.

Profile View of buildings Small size 882k

Profile View of buildings medium size 2.7m

Profile View of buildings Full size 10.9m




Preliminary floor plan of Westinghouse Village houses.

Preliminary floor plan of Westinghouse Village houses Full size 1.8m















Preliminary Street plan of Westinghouse Village houses.

Preliminary street plan of Westinghouse Village houses Full size 2.1m
















These maps are from a Sanborn fire insurance map book for part of Delaware County. These maps were used to rate the insurability of a property based on the buildings on the property. The base map is from 1919 but every so often the Sanborn Map Company would issue ‘updates’ in the form of paper cutouts that were to be glued over the maps in the map book. The last update for these maps was from 1966. At the moment we have loaded out the maps that are from Tinicum. You can use the link below to launch the page with the maps just from Tinicum. In the future we will add in the maps from other parts from the map book and the indexes and the full ‘KEY” page.

Title Page sm 1.8m                Title Page med 6.9m                Title Page full 23.8m

Key Page sm 1.5m                 Key Page med 4.9m                 Key Page full 14.6m

Index Page 1 sm 2.8m          Index Page 1 med 9.4m           Index Page 1 full 29.8m

Index Page 2 sm 1.4m          Index Page 2 med 4.3m           Index Page 2 full 12.1m

Index Page 3 sm 1m             Index Page 3 med 3.3m           Index Page 3 full 10.3m

Sanborn maps in Tinicum

Sanborn maps outside Tinicum




These two maps from 1930 were Blueprints. They are both based on the 1888 Alberger Farm map

Map 1

Blueprint Map 1 Small Size 1.8m

Blueprint Map 1 Medium Size 6.1m

Blueprint Map 1 Full Size 17m











Map 2

Blueprint Map 2 Small Size 1.8m

Blueprint Map 2 Medium Size 6m

Blueprint Map 2 Full Size 17m





1934 Nautical Chart of Delaware River

Nautical Chart Small Size 1m

Nautical Chart Medium Size 3.7m

Nautical Chart Full Size 13m





Here are some maps and sort of maps of the Reading railroad “Darby Creek” yard that sits across from Denny’s restaurant on Rt 291 in Essington Pa.

1938

Reading Full Map Small Size 1.5m

Reading Full Map Medium Size 6.6m

Reading Full Map Full Size 24.6m


1944

Reading Diesel Facilities 5 Small Size 800k

Reading Diesel Facilities 5 Medium Size 3.3m

Reading Diesel Facilities 5 Full Size 12m






1944

Reading Diesel Facilities 8 Small Size 860k

Reading Diesel Facilities 8 Medium Size 3.6m

Reading Diesel Facilities 8 Full Size 13m




1945

Reading Diesel Facilities 2 Small Size 2.3m

Reading Diesel Facilities 2 Medium Size 9.5m

Reading Diesel Facilities 2 Full Size 33.2m






1945

Reading Diesel Facilities 6 Small Size 1m

Reading Diesel Facilities 6 Medium Size 4.4m

Reading Diesel Facilities 6 Full Size 17.2m










1950

Reading Diesel Facilities 1 Small Size 1.1m

Reading Diesel Facilities 1 Medium Size 4.7m

Reading Diesel Facilities 1 Full Size 17.4m


1954

Reading Diesel Facilities 3 Small Size 2.4m

Reading Diesel Facilities 3 Medium Size 11.2m

Reading Diesel Facilities 3 Full Size 43.8m





1964

Reading Diesel Facilities 7 Small Size 2.3m

Reading Diesel Facilities 7 Medium Size 9.1m

Reading Diesel Facilities 7 Full Size 34m






1972

Reading Diesel Facilities 4 Small Size 2m

Reading Diesel Facilities 4 Medium Size 8m

Reading Diesel Facilities 4 Full Size 29m







1970 Nautical Chart of Delaware River and Bay

Page 1

Nautical Chart of Delaware River and Bay Small Size 6m

Nautical Chart of Delaware River and Bay Medium Size 21m

Nautical Chart of Delaware River and Bay Full Size 69m













Page 2

Nautical Chart of Delaware River and Bay Small Size 6m

Nautical Chart of Delaware River and Bay Medium Size 21m

Nautical Chart of Delaware River and Bay Full Size 69m







Page 3

Nautical Chart of Delaware River and Bay Small Size 6m

Nautical Chart of Delaware River and Bay Medium Size 21m

Nautical Chart of Delaware River and Bay Full Size 69m