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.
1870 Hopkins Atlas Of Delaware County, Tinicum shares a map with Bethel Township.
1875 E. B. Porter Of Delaware County, Tinicum shares the map with Louella in Radnor Township.
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
The 1888c Alburger Farm Map was used to subdivide building lots for Corbindale which was renamed into Lester
1889 Railroad maps showing parts of Tinicum
Plate 12 shows the East part of Tinicum along the right edge of the map
Plate 13 shows the Middle part of Tinicum on the right side of the map
Plate 21 shows the western part of Tinicum on the upper right side of the map
Land use map of 1890 of the area around Governor Printz Park
1892 Smith Atlas of Delaware County, Tinicum shares a map with Marcus Hook and Linwood
Essington Land Development map from around 1900 (there is no date on the map). Also from the collection of Bob Mills
1909 A. H. Mueller real estate map of Tinicum
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.
Map of Industrial Development at Essington. Negative #10920.
Map of Company Property at Essington. Negative #10869.
Map of building and railroad placement.
Profile View of buildings.
Preliminary floor plan of Westinghouse Village houses.
Preliminary Street plan of Westinghouse Village houses.
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.
These two maps from 1930 were Blueprints. They are both based on the 1888 Alberger Farm map
1934 Nautical Chart of Delaware River
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.
1970 Nautical Chart of Delaware River and Bay