Held at: Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives [Contact Us]1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
This large collection spans hundreds of maps, plans and drawings of various areas of the Fairmount Park system. It is particularly strong on watershed parks, especially East and West Fairmount Park and Wissahickon Valley Park, and contains limited documentation of a few of the smaller neighborhood parks. Beyond locale, the types of plans also differ. Included are landscape maps, utility plans, structural drawings and topographic plans. Formatting varies widely, and materials range from coated linen to blueprints. The majority of items are large-scale, although there are instances of half-size plans throughout.
- Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Eric Rosenzweig
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research, however due to the poor condition and fragility of many of the documents use will be supervised by Archives staff.
- Use Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.