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Middle Atlantic States Pennsylvania  Penn

Penn, Pennsylvania

Penn was created as a district in 1844 and was incorporated into the City of Philadelphia in 1854.

The district contracted with the Districts of Northern Liberties and Spring Garden for a water supply around 1852.

Water service is provided by the City of Philadelphia.


References
1848 "Northern Liberties," Public Ledger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), March 8, 1848, Page 3.
The Board of Commissioners of the District of the Northern Liberties met last evening.
Another [resolution] was passed, authorizing the Watering Committee to contract with the Commissioners of the District of Penn, for supplying them with the Schuylkill water on the same terms it is furnished to the authorities of Kensington - the District of Spring Garden first assenting thereto.

1851 "Commissioners of the Northern Liberties," Public Ledger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), May 20, 1851, Page 2.
On motion of Mr. Goodman, the Board proceeded on the consideration of the proposed agreement by the district of Spring Garden to supply the district of Penn with Schuylkill water, when Mr. Goodman submitted a modification of the agreement, so as to make the arrangements or contract from year to year, and a resolution recommitting the same to the Watering Committee, which was agreed to.

1853 "Water Works and Water Rents," A Digest of Acts of Assembly Relating to the Incorporated District of the Northern Liberties, and of the Ordinances for the Government of that District
Page 432:  The receipts for water rents for 1852, from the Northern Liberties and district of Penn, $34,242.75.











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