Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography

Biography Frederick Graff

Frederick Graff

Frederick Graff was born in  born in Philadelphia, Pit., 27 August, 1775; died there 13 April, 1847.

Frederick Graff's Water Works Experience
City State Years Projects
Philadelphia PA 1799-1847 Designed and built Fairmount water works.

1811 Report of Messrs. Davis and Graff to the Watering Committee of Philadelphia, December 18, 1811.

1833 Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania: Devoted to the Preservation of Facts and Documents, and Every Kind of Useful Information Respecting the State of Pennsylvania, Volume 11
Pages 381-383:  "Memorial of Frederick Graff," to the Select and Common Councils of the city of Philadelphia, April 17, 1833,

1859 The Lives of Eminent Philadelphians, Now Deceased, by Henry Simpson
Pages 431-436:  Frederick Graff.

Frederick Graff maps, technical drawings, and plans on Philadelphia (Pa.) water engineering projects  held by The Historical and Interpretive Collections of The Franklin Institute

2018 Morris A. Pierce