Plans of Several Reservoirs from Philadelphia Ward Atlases
Circa 1890

Compiled by PWD
Public Affairs Interns
Fall 2001

NOTE: Not all of the city's reservoirs are illustrated here. Dates indicate year of publication for atlases from which the images were taken, not when the reservoirs were built.

Chestnut Hill Reservoir
SE of Southampton Ave. and NE of 25th St.
1892
Corinthian Avenue Basin
W. of Corinthian Ave., N. of Parrish St., E. of 22nd St. & S. of Poplar St.
1885
Lower Roxborough Reservoir
NW of Williams Ave. and W. of Ann St.
1892
Spring Garden Reservoir
N. of Thompson St., S. of Master St. and E. of 27th St.
1886
Upper Roxbourough Reservoir
SE of Port Royal Ave., SW of Lare St. and NW of Summit Ave.
1892
Wentz Farm Reservoir
NE of K&O Turnpike (Old Second St.)
1894

The History of Philadelphia's Watersheds and Sewers

Compiled by Adam Levine
Historical Consultant
Philadelphia Water Department
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Mt. Airy Basin
E. of Mower St., SW of Bryan St. & NW of Allen La.
1889



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