3.5 1776 phila lerouge

October 8, 2012 | by Harry Kyriakodis

A 1776 map of Philadelphia, showing Front Street as the broadest street in the city–besides Market Street.

About the Author

Harry Kyriakodis Harry Kyriakodis, author of Philadelphia's Lost Waterfront (2011), Northern Liberties: The Story of a Philadelphia River Ward (2012) and The Benjamin Franklin Parkway (2014), regularly gives walking tours and presentations on unique yet unappreciated parts of the city. A founding/certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, he is a graduate of La Salle University and Temple University School of Law, and was once an officer in the U.S. Army Field Artillery. He has collected what is likely the largest private collection of books about the City of Brotherly Love: over 2700 titles new and old.


  1. Peggy Pennacchi says:

    This is a wonderful article. Thank you. Can you tell me if it is possible to buy a good copy of this map? I am doing research on Philadelphia during the months of the British Occupation Sept 1777 – June 1778.

    1. Alas, I don’t know where I found this map. It was someplace online, though…

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