Philly Street Names from Days Gone By

did your street have a different name?

Check out this old map of center city Philadelphia from 1807 before the surrounding neighborhoods were part of Philadelphia proper. Some of the street names look a little different.

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Market Street was High Street.

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Race Street was Sassafras Street & Arch Street was known as Arch or Mulberry Street.

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The Free Library has a really cool map feature you can access here.

In 1843 Bainbridge Street had a section called Shippen Street. You can also see that Cedar Street became South Street.

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Washington Ave. was known as both Washington Street & Prime Street.

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If you want to check out your street you can search by street name in PhillyHistory.org in the Historic Streets Index.