Hopkins' Map of Allegheny City's First Ward, 1872
G.M. Hopkins' Map of Allegheny City's First Ward, 1872
This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1872 by the legendary American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. It depicts what used to be the First Ward of Allegheny City, then defined by Western Avenue to the north, the Allegheny River to the south, Allegheny Avenue to the west and Federal Street to the east. Today, the First Ward of Allegheny City makes up a portion of the Twenty-Second Ward of Pittsburgh. Allegheny City was laid out in 1788 following a plan made by John Redick. The lots in the plan were sold by the state government or given to Revolutionary War veterans. It was incorporated as a borough in 1828 and as a city in 1840. In 1906, Allegheny City was absorbed by Pittsburgh. Both old ward systems were discarded and a new 27 ward system was instated to incorporated the newly annexed area. Allegheny City became Wards 21 through 27, and is known as the North Side of Pittsburgh. The First Ward became part of the Twenty-Second Ward after the annexation by Pittsburgh went into effect in 1907.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of yellow and green. This particular map comes from Hopkins' Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs. This original antique map is double paged, as issued. Published by G.M. Hopkins at 320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, in 1872.
- Jenna Hovis
Plate size: 20.25" x 16.25"
Sheet size: 22" x 17.25"
Condition: Minor foxing, excellent condition otherwise