Hopkins' Map of Allegheny City's Third Ward, 1872
G.M. Hopkins' Map of Allegheny City's Third Ward, 1872
This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1872 by the legendary American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. It depicts was used to be the Third Ward of Allegheny City, then defined by High Street to the north, Ohio Street to the south, Federal Street to the west and Chestnut Street to the east. Today, the western section of the map makes up a portion of the Twenty-Second Ward of Pittsburgh and the eastern section is part of the Twenty-Third Ward. 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. The Third Ward was split along James and Cedar Streets after the annexation by Pittsburgh went into effect in 1907.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of green and pink. 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: 17.75" x 16.5"
Sheet size: 21.25" x 17.5"