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History

Independence National Historical Park (INDE) was authorized by an act of Congress on June 28, 1948, and was formally established on July 4, 1956, “preserving for the benefit of the American people as a national historical park certain historical structures and properties of outstanding and national significance…associated with the American Revolution and the founding and growth of the United States.” Located in the Society Hill, Old City, and Germantown neighborhoods of Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park encompasses not only such famous sites and artifacts as Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Liberty Bell, but over twenty other structures, gardens, squares, and cemeteries. These include the reconstructed Graff House (site where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence), Franklin Court (site of Benjamin Franklin’s house), Carpenters’ Hall (meeting place of the First Continental Congress), and the Deshler-Morris House (where George Washington lived for brief periods in 1793 and 1794).

On August 9, 1946, Congress enacted Public Law 711 that created the Philadelphia National Shrines Commission. The Commission was charged by Congress to develop a plan to preserve significant buildings in Philadelphia as part of a park to be administered as a unit of the National Park Service. The Commission submitted its report to Congress in 1947 and outlined an ambitious plan of property acquisition. The Commission’s report included draft legislation that would form the basis of INDE’s 1948 enabling legislation.

Enabling legislation provides authorization and direction to the National Park Service to acquire the lands to create a federal park. The initial focus for the establishment of INDE was to develop agreements with the City of Philadelphia and the Carpenters’ Company to transfer the preservation and maintenance of the Independence Square buildings and Carpenters’ Hall to the National Park Service. Both the City of Philadelphia and the Carpenters’ Company maintain ownership of these buildings. The enabling legislation also authorized the Secretary of the Interior to acquire lands by donation, purchase, or condemnation and made the creation of the park contingent on securing titles to the First United States Bank property, the Merchants’ Exchange property, the Bishop White house, the Dilworth-Todd-Moylan house, and the site of the Benjamin Franklin house, together with two-thirds of the remaining lands describing in the property acquisition plan outlined by the Shrines Commission. The Commission conceived of the areas of the new park as “Projects” that were identified with letter designations. Project A encompassed the three full city blocks extending east from Independence Square and bounded by Chestnut, Walnut, 2nd, and 5th Streets. Project B consisted of a thoroughfare extending south of Walnut Street to the north side of Manning Street and between 4th and 5th Streets. Project C contained the land comprising Franklin Court, and Project E contained the land immediately adjacent to Christ Church on the corner of 2nd and Market Streets.

In 1949, Congress appropriated $500,000 for use in the first year of the project. With funding secured, the National Park Service opened a Philadelphia office in October 1949. The office consisted of a small staff whose goal was to acquire the proposed lands needed to establish INDE. In early 1950, the National Park Service contracted with the Land Title Bank and Trust Company and the Commonwealth Title Company of Philadelphia to conduct title searches on 123 properties. Having gathered the requisite information from the title searches, the National Park Service hired contractors to conduct appraisals and prepare declarations of taking for properties within the park’s Project sites. In 1950, the National Park Service also secured the necessary agreements with the City of Philadelphia and the Carpenters’ Company.

INDE received increased federal funding throughout the 1950s which was used in part to secure titles for additional properties. Having met the requirements outlined in the enabling legislation, Independence National Historical Park was formally established in 1956. Additional land transactions occurred in the decades that followed, though never on the scale of those from the 1950s. After INDE was established, the park was enlarged to include Independence Mall, Washington Square, and Area F—the block bounded by Chestnut, Walnut, Front, and 2nd Streets. INDE also administers other National Park Service sites in Philadelphia. These unit sites have their own enabling legislation and include the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site (EDAL), the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial (THKO), and Gloria Dei Church (GLDE).
 

Scope and Content

Independence National Historical Park Lands and Deeds Records
1945-2009 (bulk dates: 1950-1963)

Catalog Number: INDE 75061

Volume: 8.5 LF

Description:
The Lands and Deeds Records document the early process by which the Department of the Interior acquired lands to establish Independence National Historical Park (INDE). Documents relate to the appraisal and acquisition of individual land tracts, and also contain information about project areas as a whole. The records are mainly textual in nature and contain both original and photocopied legal documents, including declaration of taking files, land ownership records, leases, insurance policies, indentures, and land titles. Additional materials include maps, photographs, deeds, correspondence, agreements, and memorandums.

The records date primarily from the early 1950s when the National Park Service completed most of the land transactions for INDE. More recent documents in the collection reflect boundary adjustments within the park. The Lands and Deeds records document land acquisitions by the U.S. federal government. Additional information on these buildings and lands can be found in other Resource Management records available in the INDE Library and Archives. In the 1970s, the National Park Service assigned INDE new land tract numbers. As a result, both the old and new numbers are used interchangeably throughout the collection. A crossover document noting these changes is included in Series II. Reference Files.

Organization:
Organized into two series:
  • Series I. Land Tract Files
  • Series II. Reference Files
Restrictions: No

Associated Materials: Cultural Resource Management Records, 1936-2003, undated (bulk dates: 1960-1998)
 

Hierarchy

Series I. Land Tract Files, 1945-2009 (bulk dates: 1950-1960)

Series II. Reference Files, 1950-2000 (bulk dates: 1950-1963)

 

Series Descriptions

Series I. Land Tract Files, 1945-2009 (bulk dates: 1950-1960)
Arranged by land tract number, followed by the physical address and deed number, where applicable.

This series contains documents pertaining to the acquisition of individual land tracts encompassing Independence National Historical Park, as well as related NPS unit sites such as the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site (EDAL), Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial (THKO), and the Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site (GLDE). Unless otherwise noted, all files refer to INDE. General files for Project B, Project C, and Project E are included near the end of the series. The records include land descriptions, financial appraisals, floor plans, assessments of specific neighborhoods, and photographs of buildings that once stood on INDE property. Specific materials include correspondence, maps, agreements, memorandums, deeds, and leases.

Series II. Reference Files, 1950-2000 (bulk dates: 1950-1963)

Arranged alphabetically.

This series includes materials related to the Lands and Deeds Records as a whole, as well as reference documents to assist users in navigating the Land Tract Files in Series I. There is a master deed listing, a record of primary location codes, and a crossover document containing original tract numbers along with the newly assigned ones. The series also contains Land Ownership Records, which contain brief overviews of each tract, and include legal descriptions, methods of acquisition, costs, and physical characteristics of each property. "Declaration of Taking" files relate to the condemnation proceedings that led to the U.S. government acquiring some park lands by eminent domain.
 

Container List

Box 1

SERIES I. LAND TRACT FILES

Folder 1: 000001; GLDE Deed 1, 1945, 1954
Folder 2: 000002; 2-12 Chestnut Street, 900-902 South Swanson Street; GLDE Deed 2, 1960- 1961
Folder 3: 000003; 18 Christian Street; GLDE Deed 3, 1962-1963
Folder 4: 000004; 905 Water Street; GLDE Deed 4, 1962-1963
Folder 5: 000005; 20-22 Christian Street; GLDE Deed 5, 1962-1963
Folder 6: 000006; 24 Christian Street; GLDE Deed 6, 1962-1963
Folder 7: 000007; 14-16 Christian Street; GLDE Deed 7, 1963-1964
Folder 8: 000008; 3-21 Washington Street; GLDE Deed 8, 1961, 1969
Folder 9: 000009; 965 South Water Street; GLDE Deed 9, 1961, 1969
Folder 10: 000010; 31-39 Washington Street, 967 Water Street; GLDE Deed 10, 1961, 1969, 1983, 1985
Folder 11: 01-101; 424-434 Chestnut Street; Deed 61, 1948-1953
Folder 12: 01-102; Deed 127, 1955
Folder 13: 01-103; Deed 114, 1954
Folder 14: 01-104; 400-410 Chestnut Street, 407 Sansom Street, 100-104 South 4th Street; Deed 74, 1950-1957 [1 of 2]
Folder 15: 01-104; 400-410 Chestnut Street, 407 Sansom Street, 100-104 South 4th Street; Deed 74, 1950-1957 [2 of 2]
Folder 16: 01-105; 106-108 South 4th Street; Deed 11, 1950-1952, 1956
Folder 17: 01-106; 110 South 4th Street; Deed 9, 1950-1955
Folder 18: 01-107; 112 South 4th Street; Deed 55, 1949-1953
Folder 19: 01-108; 114 South 4th Street; Deed 54, 1950-1953
Folder 20: 01-109; 116-118 South 4th Street; Deed 16, 1950-1952
Folder 21: 01-110; 120 South 4th Street; Deed 130, 1950-1960
Folder 22: 01-111; Library Street and Leithgow Street; Deed 113, 1958
Folder 23: 01-112; 123-129 South 5th Street; Deed 6, 1950-1952
Folder 24: 01-113; 425 Walnut Street; Deed 13, 1950-1956

Box 2

Folder 1: 01-114; 421 Walnut Street (rear); Deed 29, 1949-1955
Folder 2: 01-115; 408-414 Sansom Street; Deed 90, 1950-1956
Folder 3: 01-116; 416 Sansom Street (rear); Deed 115, 1956-1959, 1963
Folder 4: 01-117; 131 South 5th Street; Deed 73, 1950-1954
Folder 5: 01-118; 133-135 South 5th Street; Deed 8, 1950-1952
Folder 6: 01-119; 433-437 Walnut Street, 137-139 South 5th Street; Deed 43, 1950-1958 [1 of 2]
Folder 7: 01-119; 433-437 Walnut Street, 137-139 South 5th Street; Deed 43, 1950-1958 [2 of 2]
Folder 8: 01-120; 431 Walnut Street; Deed 12, 1950-1952
Folder 9: 01-121; 429 Walnut Street; Deed 15, 1950-1957
Folder 10: 01-122; 427 Walnut Street; Deed 19, 1949-1952
Folder 11: 01-123; 423 Walnut Street; Deed 30, 1950-1956
Folder 12: 01-124; 419 Walnut Street; Deed 33, 1950-1952, 1956
Folder 13: 01-125; 415-417 Walnut Street; Deed 101, 1950-1956

Box 3

Folder 1: 01-126; 136-146 South 4th Street, 401-413 Walnut Street; Deed 141, 1958, 1970-1971
Folder 2: 01-127; 132 South 4th Street; Deed 99, 1950-1956
Folder 3: 01-128; 126-130 South 4th Street; Deed 31, 1950-1956
Folder 4: 01-129; 122-124 South 4th Street; Deed 5, 1950-1952
Folder 5: 01-130; 324-330 Chestnut Street; Deed 27, 1951-1952
Folder 6: 01-131; 109-129 South 4th Street; Deed 40, 1950-1952
Folder 7: 01-132; 322 Chestnut Street; Deed 39, 1950-1957
Folder 8: 01-133; 316-320 Chestnut Street; Deed 44, 1950-1956
Folder 9: 01-134; 310-314 Chestnut Street; Deed 103, 1950-1956
Folder 10: 01-135; 322 Chestnut Street; Deed 51, 1952
Folder 11: 01-136; Carpenter's Hall; Deed 129, 1950
Folder 12: 01-137; 110-112 South Orianna Street; Deed 3, 1950-1952, 1990
Folder 13: 01-138; Deed 49, 1952
Folder 14: 01-139; 300-308 Chestnut Street, 116-136 South 3rd Street, 125-127 South Orianna Street, 319 Harmony Street; Deed 84, 1950-1959 [1 of 2]
Folder 15: 01-139; 300-308 Chestnut Street, 116-136 South 3rd Street, 125-127 South Orianna Street, 319 Harmony Street; Deed 84, 1950-1959 [2 of 2]
Folder 16: 01-140; Deed 57, 1953

Box 4

Folder 1: 01-141; 138 South 3rd Street; Deed 92, 1950-1956
Folder 2: 01-142; 140 South 3rd Street; Deed 28, 1950-1954
Folder 3: 01-143; 131-143 South 4th Street; Deed 50, 1950-1952
Folder 4: 01-144; 147 South 4th Street; Deed 4, 1950-1954
Folder 5: 01-145; 343 Walnut Street, 146 South 4th Street; Deed 47, 1950-1954
Folder 6: 01-146; 341 Walnut Street; Deed 26, 1949-1956
Folder 7: 01-147; 339 Walnut Street; Deed 102, 1950-1956
Folder 8: 01-148; 331-337 Walnut Street; Deed 14, 1950-1952
Folder 9: 01-149; 329 Walnut Street, 322 Harmony Street; Deed 58, 1950-1954
Folder 10: 01-150; 327 Walnut Street; Deed 52, 1950-1954
Folder 11: 01-151; 315-325 Walnut Street; Deed 18, 1948-1952
Folder 12: 01-152; 330 Harmony Street; Deed 87, 1950-1955
Folder 13: 01-153; 311-313 Walnut Street; Deed 25, 1950-1954
Folder 14: 01-154; 309 Walnut Street; Deed 48, 1950-1952
Folder 15: 01-155; 305-307 Walnut Street; Deed 23, 1950-1952

Box 5

Folder 1: 01-156; 303 Walnut Street; Deed 15, 1950-1954
Folder 2: 01-157; 301 Walnut Street; Deed 56, 1950-1955
Folder 3: 01-158; 142 South 3rd Street; Deed 91, 1950-1956
Folder 4: 01-159; 115 South 3rd Street; Deed 81, 1950-1955
Folder 5: 01-160; 109 South 3rd Street; Deed 63, 1950-1955
Folder 6: 01-161; 105-107 South 3rd Street; Deed 82, 1950-1954
Folder 7: 01-162; 250 Chestnut Street; Deed 64, 1950-1954
Folder 8: 01-163; 248 Chestnut Street; Deed 38, 1950-1954
Folder 9: 01-164; 111-113 South 3rd Street; Deed 72, 1950-1954
Folder 10: 01-165; 246 Chestnut Street; Deed 34, 1950-1954
Folder 11: 01-166; 242-244 Chestnut Street; Deed 62, 1950-1956
Folder 12: 01-167; 238-240 Chestnut Street; Deed 65, 1950-1954
Folder 13: 01-168; 234-236 Chestnut Street; Deed 104, 1950-1957
Folder 14: 01-169; 228-234 Ionic Street, 120-124 South American Street; Deed 83, 1950-1955
Folder 15: 01-170; 236-238 Ionic Street, 237-239 Dock Street; Deed 66, 1950-1954

Box 6

Folder 1: 01-171; 121-129 South 3rd Street; Deed 98, 1950-1956
Folder 2: 01-172; 235 Dock Street; Deed 67, 1950-1954
Folder 3: 01-173; 233 Dock Street; Deed 105, 1950-1956
Folder 4: 01-174; 229-231 Dock Street; Deed 93, 1950-1956
Folder 5: 01-175; 131-143 South 3rd Street; Deed 112, 1950-1958 [1 of 2]
Folder 6: 01-175; 131-143 South 3rd Street; Deed 112, 1950-1958 [2 of 2]
Folder 7: 01-176; 201-221 Walnut Street; Deed 100, 1950-1958
Folder 8: 01-177; American Street, North of Dock Street (Chilled Water Plant Alley); Deed 100, circa 1996
Folder 9: 01-178, 01-179, 01-180; Dock Street and Moravian Street between the North Side of 2nd Street and 3rd Street; Deed 161, circa 2002
Folder 10: 02-101; 426 Walnut Street; Deed 75, 1950-1955
Folder 11: 02-102; 424 Walnut Street; Deed 68, 1950-1956
Folder 12: 02-103; 422 Walnut Street; Deed 94, 1950-1956
Folder 13: 02-104; Deed 117, 1959

Box 7

Folder 1: 02-105; 210-216 South 4th Street; Deed 88, 1950-1957
Folder 2: 02-106; 223-225 South 5th Street; Deed 86, 1950-1955, 1959
Folder 3: 02-107; 227 South 5th Street; Deed 85, 1950-1956
Folder 4: 02-108; 229-231 South 5th Street; Deed 108, 1950-1957
Folder 5: 02-109; 233 South 5th Street; Deed 77, 1950-1954
Folder 6: 02-110; 218-224 South 4th Street, 417-419 Locust Street; Deed 97, 1950-1956 [1 of 2]
Folder 7: 02-110; 218-224 South 4th Street, 417-419 Locust Street; Deed 97, 1950-1956 [2 of 2]
Folder 8: 02-111; 417-419 Locust Street; Deed 41, 1951-1952
Folder 9: 02-112; 425-429 Locust Street; Deed 69, 1950-1954
Folder 10: 02-113; 421-423 Locust Street; Deed 17, 1950-1952
Folder 11: 02-114; 415 Locust Street; Deed 7, 1950-1952
Folder 12: 02-115; 413 Locust Street; Deed 32, 1950-1956
Folder 13: 02-116; 410 Locust Street; Deed 35, 1950-1952

Box 8

Folder 1: 02-117; 416-426 Locust Street, Saint Mary Cemetery Wall; Deed 42, 1950-1952
Folder 2: 02-117; 416-426 Locust Street, Saint Mary Cemetery Wall; Deed 42, 1957-1958, 1968, 1978, 1997
Folder 3: 02-118; 412-414 Locust Street; Deed 110, 1950-1957
Folder 4: 02-119; 408 Locust Street; Deed 123, 1950-1963
Folder 5: 02-120; 269 South 5th Street; Deed 79, 1953-1957, 1963
Folder 6: 02-121; 273-275 South 5th Street; Deed 78, 1953-1954
Folder 7: 02-122; 413-417 Manning Street, 271 South 5th Street; Deed 59, 1950-1953
Folder 8: 02-123; 411 Manning Street; Deed 46, 1950-1952
Folder 9: 02-124; 409 Manning Street; Deed 22, 1950-1954
Folder 10: 02-125; 407 Manning Street; Deed 20, 1950-1952
Folder 11: 02-126; 405 Manning Street; Deed 37, 1950-1952
Folder 12: 02-127; 403 Manning Street; Deed 36, 1950-1952, 1963
Folder 13: 02-128, 02-129, 02-130; 324-336 Walnut Street; Deed 140, Deed 125, 1960, 1967
Folder 14: 02-131, 02-132, 02-133, 02-137; 2nd Street at Ionic Street and Gatzmer Street; Deed 155, 1977-1979 [1 of 2]
Folder 15: 02-131, 02-132, 02-133, 02-137; 2nd Street at Ionic Street and Gatzmer Street; Deed 155, 1977-1979 [2 of 2]
Folder 16: 02-134; 114 South Front Street; Deed 145, 1975-1976 [1 of 2]
Folder 17: 02-134; 114 South Front Street; Deed 145, 1975-1976 [2 of 2]
Folder 18: 02-135; 118 South Front Street; Deed 146, 1975-1976

Box 9

Folder 1: 02-136; 116 South Front Street; Deed 147, 1975-1976 [1 of 2]
Folder 2: 02-136; 116 South Front Street; Deed 147, 1975-1976 [2 of 2]
Folder 3: 02-137; 2nd Street at Ionic Street and Gatzmer Street; Deed 155, 1977-1979
Folder 4: 02-138; Deed 156, 1976
Folder 5: 02-139; 117-123 South 2nd Street; Deed 150, 1975-1976 [1 of 2]
Folder 6: 02-139; 117-123 South 2nd Street; Deed 150, 1975-1976 [2 of 2]
Folder 7: 02-140, 02-144; 120 South Front Street, 125-127 South 2nd Street, 133 Sansom Street; Deed 152, 1976-1977
Folder 8: 02-140, 02-144; Deed 152; Lease between USA and the Philadelphia Parking Authority, 2009
Folder 9: 02-141; 129 South 2nd Street; Deed 148, 1975-1976 [1 of 2]
Folder 10: 02-141; 129 South 2nd Street; Deed 148, 1975-1976 [2 of 2]
Folder 11: 02-141; 129 South 2nd Street; Deed 148, 1985-1987
Folder 12: 02-142; Deed 148, 1975-1976
Folder 13: 02-143; 122-124 South Front Street; Deed 149, 1975-1980, 1996 [1 of 2]
Folder 14: 02-143; 122-124 South Front Street; Deed 149, 1975-1980, 1996 [2 of 2]
Folder 15: 02-144; Deed 152, 1976-1977
Folder 16: 02-145, 02-146, 02-147; Deed 152, 1976
Folder 17: 02-148; Southern Half of the Underlying INDE Fee of Sansom Street; Deed 159, 1972-1982 [1 of 2]
Folder 18: 02-148; Southern Half of the Underlying INDE Fee of Sansom Street; Deed 159, 1972-1982 [2 of 2]
Folder 19: 02-149; 114 Chestnut Street, 120 Chestnut Street, 105 South 2nd Street, 133-137 South 2nd Street; Deed 158, 1972-1981 [1 of 2]
Folder 20: 02-149; 114 Chestnut Street, 120 Chestnut Street, 105 South 2nd Street, 133-137 South 2nd Street; Deed 158, 1972-1981 [2 of 2]
Folder 21: 02-150; Deed 158, 1981-1982
Folder 22: 02-151; Deed 157, 1979-1982

Box 10

Folder 1: 03-101; 322 Market Street; Deed 71, 1950-1954
Folder 2: 03-102; 318 Market Street; Deed 80, 1950-1955
Folder 3: 03-103; 316 Market Street; Deed 96, 1950-1956
Folder 4: 03-104; 314 Market Street; Deed 24, 1950-1952
Folder 5: 03-105; 320 Market Street; Deed 70, 1950-1954
Folder 6: 03-106; 7-11 South Orianna Street; Deed 45, 1950-1952
Folder 7: 03-107; 312 Market Street, 13-15 South Orianna Street; Deed 107, 1950-1958 [1 of 2]
Folder 8: 03-107; 312 Market Street, 13-15 South Orianna Street; Deed 107, 1950-1958 [2 of 2]
Folder 9: 03-108; 324-326 Market Street, 6-14 South Orianna Street; Deed 95, 1950-1958
Folder 10: 03-109; 27-31 South 4th Street, 16 South Orianna Street; Deed 122, 1950-1963
Folder 11: 03-110; 18-22 South Orianna Street; Deed 111, 1950-1957
Folder 12: 03-111; 24 South Orianna Street; Deed 10, 1950-1952
Folder 13: 03-112; 26-28 South Orianna Street; Deed 89, 1950-1956
Folder 14: 03-113; 29-31 South Orianna Street; Deed 76, 1950-1954

Box 11

Folder 1: 03-114; 25-27 South Orianna Street; Deed 60, 1950-1957
Folder 2: 03-115; 17-23 South Orianna Street; Deed 2, 1950-1957
Folder 3: 03-116; Deed 128, 1950
Folder 4: 03-117; Deed 106, 1956-1957
Folder 5: 03-118; 16-18 South 2nd Street; Deed 53, 1950-1952
Folder 6: 03-119; 211-213 Market Street; Deed 120, 1951-1962
Folder 7: 03-120; 14 North 2nd Street; Deed 109, 1950-1957
Folder 8: 03-121; 8 North 2nd Street, 12 North 2nd Street; Deed 137, 1960-1963
Folder 9: 03-122; 10 North 2nd Street; Deed 134, 1960-1962
Folder 10: 03-123; 201 Market Street, 4-6 North 2nd Street; Deed 138, 1961-1963, 1966
Folder 11: 03-124; 203 Market Street; Deed 136, 1959, 1962
Folder 12: 03-125; 205 Market Street; Deed 135, 1961-1963
Folder 13: 03-126; 207 Market Street; Deed 132, 1961-1962
Folder 14: 03-127; 209 Market Street; Deed 133, 1961-1962
Folder 15: 03-128; 215 Market Street; Deed 121, 1950-1962
Folder 16: 03-129; 217 Market Street, 207 Church Street; Deed 119, 1950-1961
Folder 17: 03-130, 03-131; Orianna Street; Deed 153, Deed 154, 1973-1977 [1 of 2]
Folder 18: 03-130, 03-131; Orianna Street; Deed 153, Deed 154, 1973-1977 [2 of 2]
Folder 19: 03-130, 03-131; Orianna Street; Deed 153, Deed 154, 1995-1996, 2004, 2007-2008
Folder 20: 03-132; Deed 60, 1953
Folder 21: 03-133; Deed 10, Deed 89, Deed 95, Deed 111, Deed 122, 1950-1962
Folder 22: 03-132, 03-133; Revision Mapping of Franklin Court Boundaries, 2001-2002
Folder 23: 04-101; Deed 124, 1950
Folder 24: 04-102; 7th Street and Market Street; Deed 142, 1971-1973
Folder 25: 04-103; Deed 116, 1958-1959

Box 12

Folder 1: 04-104, 04-105, 04-109; 5448 Germantown Avenue (Bringhurst House), 5442 Germantown Avenue (Deshler Morris House); Deed 1, Deed 118, Deed 143, 1948, 1959, 1972- 1974
Folder 2: 04-106; Deed 126, 1960
Folder 3: 04-107; 322 New Street (Adjacent to Saint George's Church); Deed 131, 1960-1962
Folder 4: 04-108; 318-320 New Street (Adjacent to Saint George's Church); Deed 139, 1960- 1965
Folder 5: 04-109; Deed 143, 1973-1974
Folder 6: 04-110; Liberty Bell Pavilion Area; Deed 144, 1974-1975
Folder 7: 04-111; Deed 151, 1997
Folder 8: 04-112; Mall Parking Garage; Deed 160, circa 1950-2000 [1 of 3]
Folder 9: 04-112; Mall Parking Garage; Deed 160, circa 1950-2000 [2 of 3]
Folder 10: 04-112; Mall Parking Garage; Deed 160, circa 1950-2000 [3 of 3]
Folder 11: 04-113; Washington Square; Deed 162, 2005-2007
Folder 12: E-7; 219 Market Street, 210 Church Street, 1950-1954, 1960-1965
Folder 13: E-8; 221 Market Street, 1950-1955, 1960-1966
Folder 14: E-9, E-10; 223-225 Market Street, 212-214 Church Street, 1951
Folder 15: E-11; 227 Market Street, 216 Church Street, 1951
Folder 16: Project B General, 1951
Folder 17: Project C General, 1950-1951
Folder 18: Project E General, 1951
Folder 19: EDAL 01-101; 530-532 North 7th Street; EDAL Deed 1, 1979-1980
Folder 20: THKO 01-101; 340 South 3rd Street; THKO Deed 1, 1974-1975

Box 13

SERIES II. REFERENCE FILES

Folder 1: Cross Reference for Old Tract Numbers to New Tract Numbers, 1995
Folder 2: Declaration of Taking: A-37, 1951
Folder 3: Declaration of Taking: A-3, A-4, A-24, A-25, A-26, A-30, A-31, A-35, A-36, A-38, A39, A-40, A-41, A-42, A-48, A-49, A-55, A-62, B-4, B-7, B-9, B-11, B-14, B-16, B-20, C-10, E2, 1951-1952 [1 of 2]
Folder 4: Declaration of Taking: A-3, A-4, A-24, A-25, A-26, A-30, A-31, A-35, A-36, A-38, A39, A-40, A-41, A-42, A-48, A-49, A-55, A-62, B-4, B-7, B-9, B-11, B-14, B-16, B-20, C-10, E2, 1951-1952 [2 of 2]
Folder 5: Declaration of Taking: A-15, A-18, A-20, A-23, A-34, A-45, A-53, A-56, A-57, A-58, A-60, B-21, C-9, C-17, 1951-1958, 1962
Folder 6: Declaration of Taking: A-9, A-32, A-67, A-75, B-10, C-2, C-4, 1953-1956
Folder 7: Declaration of Taking: A-59, A-64, B-17, C-6, E-3, 1954-1956
Folder 8: Declaration of Taking: A-77, B-2, C-5, E-5, E-6, C-11, 1954-1963
Folder 9: Declaration of Taking: E-12, E-14, E-15, E-16, E-17, 1961-1963
Folder 10: Declaration of Taking: Lots 5, 79, 102 Block 6 S11, 1963, 1968
Folder 11: Declaration of Taking: 02-131, 02-137, 1978
Folder 12: Land Ownership Records, 000001 to 000007, 01-101 to 01-129, 1952-1965
Folder 13: Land Ownership Records, 01-130 to 01-176, 1952-1957
Folder 14: Land Ownership Records, 02-101 to 02-127, 1952-1960
Folder 15: Land Ownership Records, 03-101 to 03-129, 1952-1962
Folder 16: Land Protection Plan, 1983-1985
Folder 17: Master Deed Listing, 2000
Folder 18: Preliminary Historical Report of Franklin Court (Includes Photographs), 1950
Folder 19: Primary Location Codes, 1987

Box 14

SEPARATED OVERSIZE MATERIALS

Folder 1: 01-111; Library Street and Leithgow Street; Deed 113, 1958
Folder 2: 01-114; 421 Walnut Street (rear); Deed 29, 1949-1955
Folder 3: 01-119; 433-437 Walnut Street, 137-139 South 5th Street; Deed 43, 1950-1958
Folder 4: 01-124; 419 Walnut Street; Deed 33, 1950-1952, 1956
Folder 5: 01-128; 126-130 South 4th Street; Deed 31, 1950-1956
Folder 6: 01-129; 122-124 South 4th Street; Deed 5, 1950-1952
Folder 7: 01-132; 322 Chestnut Street; Deed 39, 1950-1957
Folder 8: 01-153; 311-313 Walnut Street; Deed 25, 1950-1954
Folder 9: “They Trade in Treasure from the Indies” by Ashley Halsey, Jr., 1950
Folder 10: 02-101; 426 Walnut Street; Deed 75, 1950-1955
Folder 11: 02-106; 223-225 South 5th Street; Deed 86, 1950-1955, 1959
Folder 12: 02-107; 227 South 5th Street; Deed 85, 1950-1956
Folder 13: 02-120; 269 South 5th Street; Deed 79, 1953-1957, 1963
Folder 14: 02-131, 02-132, 02-133, 02-137; 2nd Street at Ionic Street and Gatzmer Street; Deed 155, 1977-1979 [2 of 2]
Folder 15: 02-140, 02-144; 120 South Front Street, 125-127 South 2nd Street, 133 Sansom Street; Deed 152, 1976-1977
Folder 16: 03-122; 10 North 2nd Street; Deed 134, 1960-1962
Folder 17: 03-132, 03-133; Revision Mapping of Franklin Court Boundaries, 2001-2002
Folder 18: 04-104, 04-105, 04-109; 5448 Germantown Avenue (Bringhurst House), 5442 Germantown Avenue (Deshler Morris House); Deed 1, Deed 118, Deed 143, 1948, 1959, 1972- 1974
Folder 19: E-8; 221 Market Street, 1950-1955, 1960-1966
Folder 20: Project B General, 1951
Folder 21: Project C General, 1950-1951
Folder 22: Project E General, 1951
Folder 23: Declaration of Taking: Lots 5, 79, 102 Block 6 S11, 1963, 1968
Folder 24: Declaration of Taking: A-77, B-2, C-5, E-5, E-6, C-11, 1954-1963

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