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Old Towns and Districts of Philadelphia

PennState’s online library has a 1941 paper about the old towns and districts of Philadelphia. It provides a nice history of the boroughs and townships of Philadelphia to the run up to the 1854 Act of Consolidation.

Of note is page 78, which is a map of the townships and districts of Philadelphia in 1854 and show’s us that Frankford was a little bit smaller then. It’s eastern border ended at Whitehall borough( which was centered at Bridge and Tacony Sts). And it shared a northern border with Oxford Township, along the Little Tacony Creek, Lieper, Harrison, and Horrocks streets.

[PDF] PennState’s library has a 1941 paper

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Frankford Crime Map

Thanks to the Northeast Times, who is publishing the crime log every other week, we have been able to update the map and now have data for the past 6 weeks. This is a link to the map. It is interesting, to say the least. Better to be informed and know what we are up against. The police will say that statistics show a decline in most crime and that may be the case. To me it seems to be spreading to areas that we did not previously find it. No corner of Frankford is immune. We are all in this together and solutions are needed now.