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Additional Info

Area of Interest City of Philadelphia
Created December 8, 2014
Category Arts / Culture / History, Real Estate / Land Records, Transportation
License Other (City of Philadelphia)
Maintainer Email
Maintainer Link
OpenDataPhilly Rating 10
Time Period 1850 - present
Usage Public Use; Free
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