Philly Street Names from Days Gone By
did your street have a different name?
Check out this old map of center city Philadelphia from 1807 before the surrounding neighborhoods were part of Philadelphia proper. Some of the street names look a little different.
Market Street was High Street.
Race Street was Sassafras Street & Arch Street was known as Arch or Mulberry Street.
The Free Library has a really cool map feature you can access here.
In 1843 Bainbridge Street had a section called Shippen Street. You can also see that Cedar Street became South Street.
Washington Ave. was known as both Washington Street & Prime Street.
If you want to check out your street you can search by street name in PhillyHistory.org in the Historic Streets Index.