This 1901 map, contemporary to William and Caroline Still's time, has been overlaid with markers showing the former locations of prominent Philadelphia African-Americans and African-American institutions related to the life and times of William Still and Caroline Still Wiley Anderson. The Seventh Ward of Philadelphia contained the largest population of African-Americans in the city at that time, and was the subject of sociological studies by W.E.B. DuBois.
Points of Historical Interest:
Number on Map
Name of Person or Institution
|1||Caroline Still (1848-1919)||413 Lombard Street|
|2||William Still (1821-1902)||244 S. 12th Street|
|3||Robert Mara Adger||823 South Street|
|4||Octavius V. Catto||812 South Street|
|5||Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield||1013 Rodman Street|
|6||A.M.E. Book Concern||631 Pine Street|
|7||Gertrude E.H. Bustill Mossell||1423 Lombard Street|
|8||William S. Whipper||919 Lombard Street|
|9||Jacob C White Jr.||1032 Lombard Street|
|10||Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital||1522 Lombard Street|
|11||The Philadelphia Tribune||520-26 S. 16th Street|
|12||James Forten Sr.||336 Lombard Street|
|13||Francis "Frank" Johnson||536 Pine Street|
|14||Benjamin Banneker Institute||409 S. 11th Street|
|15||Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church||6th and Lombard Streets|
|16||Philadelphia Knights of Pythias||19th and Addison Streets|
|17||Pennsylvania Female Anti-Slavery Society||107 N. 5th Street|
|18||St. Thomas African Episcopal Church||5th Street, South of St. James Place|
|19||Robert Bogle||112 S. 8th Street|
|20||Free African Society||6th and Lombard Streets|
|21||Pennsylvania Abolition Society||East side of Front Street between Walnut and Chestnut Streets|
|22||Pennsylvania Hall||6th and Haines Streets|
|23||Grand United Order of Odd Fellows||1201 Spruce Street|
Location information provided by:
Dr. Diane D. Turner, Curator, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
Aslaku Berhanu, Librarian, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
Blockson, Charles L. Philadelphia's Guide: African-American State Historical Markers. Philadelphia: Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection / William Penn Foundation, 1992.
Citing this map
Map of Wards 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 in the City of Philadelphia - 1901
From: Bromley, George Washington. Atlas of the city of Philadelphia, complete in one volume. Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley and Co., 1901.
Map images courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries.
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