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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on estimating the general worth of property. Works on the valuation of property for determining the amount of tax liability are entered under Tax assessment.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Branch Stores Records

Accession: 2117Identifier: 2117-VI.
Scope and Content:

Includes plans, publicity articles, brochures, and scrapbooks, plus leases, mortgages, contracts, and insurance appraisals of store and contents for the following branch stores beginning in 1930: Ardmore, Jenkintown, Springfield, Neshaminy, Plymouth Meeting, and Exton, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill and Echelon, New Jersey; and Wilmington and Christiana, Delaware. This subgroup documents the growth of suburban shopping strips and shopping malls during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, including malls designed by Victor Gruen, an internationally-known designer of shopping centers, and Ewing Cole Erdman & Eubank of Philadelphia.

Dates: 1793-1996

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey records

Accession: 1869

The Central Railroad Company of New Jersey operated a main line between New York and Scranton with numerous branches within the state of New Jersey. It was one of the more important anthracite-carrying railroads, with important commuter and terminal facilities in the New York area. The collection primarily consists a set of incomplete minutes of parent, predecessor, and subsidiary companies.

Dates: 1839-1973

North Pennsylvania Railroad Company records

Accession: 1999

North Pennsylvania Railroad was a railroad company which served the Pennsylvania counties of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, and Northampton. It was incorporated as the Philadelphia, Easton and Water-Gap Railroad Company on April 6, 1852, and renamed the North Pennsylvania Railroad Company on October 3, 1853. Their records consist of corporate records such as minute books, annual reports, account books and statements.

Dates: 1836-1982

Robert E. Wilhelm, Jr. collection of Red Clay Valley materials

Accession: 2017-238

Chartered in 1869, the Wilmington & Western Rail Road Company formed to create a rail line connecting Wilmington, Delaware, with Landenberg, Pennsylvania. A non-profit organization, Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc. (HRCV)., formed in 1960 and today operates the line as a heritage railroad. The collection includes eight maps of the line created by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1918 and two publications concerning the history of both the Wilmington & Western Railroad line and HRCV.

Dates: 1918; 1992; 2016

Special Court Reporter

Accession: 2379

The Special Court was created under the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 (signed January 2, 1974) for the purpose of adjudicating conflicting claims arising out of the act-mandated transfer of viable properties of six bankrupt railroad systems to a new government-funded entity to be called the Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail). The Special Court Reporter constitutes a step-by-step account of its proceedings and the playing out of the final stages of railroad reorganization in the Northeast, but it is heavily weighted towards procedural matters concerning what constitutes a fair valuation. It does not contain actual testimony or exhibits.

Dates: 1975-1982

Uxbridge Worsted Co., Inc. appraisal

Accession: 2816

Uxbridge Worsted Co., Inc. was a cotton, woolen, and worsted fabrics manufacturer. This item is an appraisal report made by the National Appraisal Company.

Dates: 1928 September 26