Map with Historical Markers

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.

Bromley 1901 Map with African-American historical markers

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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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