Hopkins' Map of Millvale and Etna, 1872
Boroughs of Millvale and Etna, 1872
This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1872 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. The borough of Millvale is depicted in the northern portion of the map, and is located along the Allegheny River. Like many other boroughs in Pittsburgh, Millvale was a place for iron manufacturers and lumber mills. It is also the home of Saint Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, which is the first Croatian Catholic parish in America. The southern portion of Millvale was formerly part of Allegheny City's limits until 1907. In 1906, Allegheny City was annexed by Pittsburgh. Both old ward systems were discarded and a new 27-ward system was instated. Allegheny City became Wards 21 through 27, and Millvale became a whole separate borough. Etna is another borough opposite Pittsburgh and located along the Allegheny River. It was named after Mount Etna, a volcano in Italy. Once a steel mill town, Etna is changing into a residential community.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of pink, green and yellow. This particular map comes from Hopkins' Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs. This original antique map is single paged, as issued. Published by G.M. Hopkins at 320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, in 1872.
- Jenna Hovis
Plate size: 14.25" x 16.5"
Sheet size: 15.25" x 17.25"
Condition: Some staining along the edges