Hopkins' Map of Allegheny City's Sixth Ward, 1872
G.M. Hopkins' Map of Allegheny City's Sixth 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 Sixth Ward of Allegheny City, then defined by Strawberry Lane to the north, Locust Street to the south, the Ohio River to the west and Allegheny Avenue to the east. Today, the entire portion of the map makes up part of the Twenty-First 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 incorporate the newly annexed area. Allegheny City became Wards 21 through 27, and is known today as the North Side of Pittsburgh.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of blue 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: 20.5" x 16.5"