Hopkins' Map of Allegheny City's Fourth Ward, 1872
G.M. Hopkins' Map of Allegheny City's Fourth Ward, 1872
This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1872 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. It depicts what used to be the Fourth Ward of Allegheny City, then defined by Ohio Street to the north, River Avenue and the Allegheny River to the south, Federal Street to the west and Butcher's Run to the east. Today, the Fourth Ward of Allegheny City makes up parts of Pittsburgh's Twenty-Second and Twenty-Third Wards. 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 chartered as a city in 1840. In 1906, Allegheny City was absorbed by Pittsburgh. Both old ward systems were discarded and a new 27 ward systems was instated. Allegheny City became Wards 21 through 27, and is known today as the North Side of Pittsburgh. In 1907, the Fourth Ward of Allegheny City was split along Cedar Avenue and Anderson Street, with the western portion belonging to the Twenty-Second Ward and the eastern portion belonging to the Twenty-Third Ward.
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: 22.25" x 16.25"
Sheet size: 29.25" x 17.25"
Condition: Minor tears along the edges, great condition otherwise