|Colonel John Woods — Survey and Town Plan of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Survey and Town Plan of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Only Surviving Original Manuscript of the First Plan of the City of Pittsburgh
Published: Pittsburgh 1784
Medium: Pen and ink on parchment
Dimensions: Sheet size: 13 ½" x 17 ¼"
Provenance: Senator James Ross (1762-1847); Private collection, Pittsburgh.
References: John Melish, Travels through the United States of America in the Years 1806-07 (Philadelphia, 1812) 54; John W. Reps, The Making of Urban America (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965) 204-206; ibid., Town Planning in Frontier America (Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, 1980) 181; Bruce Buvinger, Origin, Development, and Persistence of Street Patterns in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, 1972).