Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Altoona, City of municipality or lower City (Class: 3) yes

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Feb 8, 1868 Feb 28, 1868 60

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Blair, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Blair County, Pennsylvania 01 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201302184
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4202184
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1214939 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1192069 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q444210 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 070062 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Altoona, Borough of (defunct) Dissolution Feb 28, 1868
View Creation Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Feb 28, 1868
View Swap Logan, Township of (Blair) Swap 1869
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Aug 25, 1890
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jun 25, 1894
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Dec 2, 1895
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Apr 4, 1896
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Nov 2, 1896
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Nov 1, 1899
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 14, 1901
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Nov 28, 1902
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jul 25, 1904
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Dec 19, 1904
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Apr 3, 1905
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jul 10, 1905
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Sep 1, 1905
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 1, 1906
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Mar 2, 1906
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Apr 9, 1906
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Apr 10, 1906
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Sep 13, 1907
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Apr 10, 1908
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 3, 1910
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Aug 18, 1911
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 5, 1915
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Dec 20, 1915
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 20, 1917
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Mar 26, 1917
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jun 14, 1919
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jul 31, 1920
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Oct 19, 1920
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Oct 30, 1920
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Oct 30, 1920
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Apr 30, 1921
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Aug 27, 1921
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Apr 1, 1922
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jul 1, 1922
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jun 4, 1923
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jun 5, 1923
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jun 30, 1923
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Aug 18, 1923
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 2, 1928
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 2, 1928
View Expansion Juniata, Borough of (defunct) Dissolution Jan 7, 1929
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 7, 1929
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 7, 1929
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 7, 1929
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 7, 1929
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jan 7, 1929
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Aug 5, 1930
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction May 11, 1931
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Aug 11, 1947
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Apr 21, 1948
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Nov 21, 1949
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Jul 9, 1951
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Feb 25, 1952
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Aug 13, 1953
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Nov 16, 1956
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Oct 20, 1962
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Apr 20, 1963
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Mar 15, 1964
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Aug 1, 1966
View Expansion Logan, Township of (Blair) Reduction Aug 4, 1966

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View City (Special Charter) Feb 28, 1868
View City, 3rd Class (Special Charter) May 23, 1874
View City, 3rd Class (Title 11) Aug 2, 1884
View City, 3rd Class (Optional Plan, Council-Manager) Jan 1, 1990
View City, 3rd Class (Home Rule Charter) Jan 5, 2015

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Borough Altoona Borough 1854 Creation yes Feb 10, 1854
View Annexation Altoona Borough Ordinance 12 yes* 1855
View Charter Amendment Altoona Borough 1860 Charter Amendment yes Aug 1, 1860
View New Borough Juniata Borough 1893 Creation yes Aug 7, 1893
View Annexation Logan Township-Juniata Borough 1895 Annexation yes* Nov 6, 1895
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 51 yes Jan 19, 1903
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 65 yes* Mar 23, 1904
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 86 yes* Sep 16, 1905
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 97 yes* 1907
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 126 yes* 1909
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 149 yes* 1910
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 242 yes* Jul 9, 1917
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 284 yes* 1921
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 283 yes* May 17, 1922
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 287 yes* May 17, 1922
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 311 yes* 1924
View Annexation Juniata Borough Ordinance 345 yes* 1928

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Common Minute: [Passage of ordinance] Jul 7, 1884
View Ordinance: To make the City of Altoona subject to all of the provisions of the Act of Assembly entitled "An act dividing the cities of this state into three classes regulating the passage of ordinances providing for contracts for supplies and work for said cities, authorizing the increase of indebtedness and the creation of a sinking fund to redeem the same defining and punishing certain offences in all of said cities and providing for the incorporation and government of cities of the third class" approved the twenty third day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy four and to all other acts revising and amendatory of and supplementary to the same Jul 7, 1884 Jul 8, 1884
View Ordinance 366: Annexing a part of Logan Township, Blair County, to the Eighth Ward of Altoona, and making it a part of the City of Altoona Aug 25, 1890 Sep 4, 1890 v. 4, p. 6
View Ordinance 552: Annexing a part of Logan Township, Blair County, to the Seventh Ward of the City of Altoona and making it a part of the City of Altoona Jun 25, 1894 Jul 6, 1894 v. 5, p. 140–141
View Ordinance 787: Annexing a part of Logan Township, Blair County, to the Second and Eighth Wards of Altoona, and making it a part of the City of Altoona Dec 2, 1895 Dec 23, 1895 v. 6, p. 63–64
View Ordinance 839: Annexing a part of Logan Township, Blair County, to the Sixth Ward of Altoona, and making it a part of the City of Altoona Apr 4, 1896 Apr 6, 1896 v. 6, p. 105–106
View Ordinance 841: Annexing a part of Logan Township, Blair County, to the Eighth Ward of Altoona, and making it a part of the City of Altoona Nov 2, 1896 Nov 9, 1896 v. 6, p. 126–127
View Resolution 9 Sep 7, 1899
View Ordinance 1076: Annexing a part of Logan Township, of the County of Blair, to, and making it a part of the City of Altoona, and authorizing a petition to the Court for a decree making it a part of the First, Third and Fifth Wards of Altoona, with representation in the different branches of the government of the City Mar 5, 1900 Mar 13, 1900 v. 6, p. 277–278
View Ordinance 1314: Annexing a part of Logan Township, of the County of Blair, to, and making it a part of the City of Altoona, and authorizing a petition to the Court for a decree making it a part of the Eighth Ward of the City of Altoona Nov 17, 1902 Nov 20, 1902 v. 7, p. 185–186
View Ordinance 1360: Annexing a part of Logan Township, of the County of Blair, to and making it a part of the City of Altoona, and authorizing a petition to the Court for a decree making it a part of the Ninth Ward of the City of Altoona, with representation in the different branches of the Government of the City Mar 23, 1903 Mar 24, 1903 v. 7, p. 224–226
View Resolution 192 Mar 29, 1904
View Resolution 140 Mar 23, 1905 Mar 27, 1905
View Ordinance 1553: Annexing a certain piece of land to the Fourth Ward of the City of Altoona, and authorizing a petition to the Court for a decree making it a part of the said Fourth Ward Apr 3, 1905 Apr 3, 1905 v. 7, p. 343–344
View Ordinance 1566: Consenting to and approving the proposed annexation of that portion of the Township of Logan, in the County of Blair and State of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the City of Altoona, and embraced within the territory [...] Jun 29, 1905 Jul 5, 1905 v. 7, p. 384–385
View Ordinance 1571: Annexing a part of Logan Township in the County of Blair, to, and making it a part of the Third and Fifth wards, City of Altoona Aug 21, 1905 Aug 30, 1905 v. 7, p. 392–393
View Ordinance 1731: Providing for the annexation of a part of the Fourth District of Logan Township, in the County of Blair, and State of Pennsylvania, to and making it a part of the Eighth and Tenth Wards of the City of Altoona Feb 19, 1906 Feb 23, 1906 v. 8, p. 137–139
View Ordinance 1811: Annexing a part of Logan Township, in the County of Blair, to, and making it a part of the Fourth Ward of the City of Altoona Mar 29, 1906 Mar 30, 1906 v. 8, p. 172–174
View Ordinance 1833: Providing for the annexation of a part of Logan Township, in the County of Blair, to, and making it a part of the Sixth Ward of the City of Altoona Mar 30, 1906 Mar 31, 1906 v. 8, p. 181–182
View Ordinance 2393: Annexing a Certain Portion of Logan Township to the Sixth Ward of the City of Altoona, and Authorizing and Directing a Petition to the Court of Quarter Sessions of Blair County for a Decree Confirming said Annexation Sep 2, 1907 Sep 3, 1907 v. 1907-1908, p. 19
View Ordinance 2578: Annexing a Certain Portion of Logan Township Lying Between Twentieth (20) and Twenty-first (21) Avenues, and Between Twentieth (20) Street and Twentieth (20) Street Alley, Adjacent to the City of Altoona to the Fifth (5) Ward of the City of Altoona, and Authorizing and Directing a Petition to the Court of Quarter Sessions of Blair County for a Decree Confirming said Annexation Mar 30, 1908 Mar 31, 1908 v. 1907-1908, p. 136
View Ordinance 2657: Consenting to and approving of the proposed annexation of that portion of Logan Township, lying adjacent to the City of Altoona, between the western limits of the City of Altoona and Twentyeighth (28) Alley, and between Tenth (10 and Fifteenth (15) Streets Sep 7, 1908 Sep 10, 1908 v. 9, p. 359–360
View Ordinance 2825 Nov 1, 1909 Nov 6, 1909 v. 10, p. 67–68
View Ordinance 3103: Providing for the annexation to the Tenth (10) Ward of the City of Altoona of the portion of Sixth (6) Avenue between Kettle and Hegarty Streets Aug 7, 1911 Aug 9, 1911 v. 10, p. 311–312
View Ordinance 19: Consenting and Approving of the Proposed Annexation to the City of Altoona of that Portion of Logan Township, Lying adjacent to the City of Altoona of that Portion of Logan Township, lying adjacent to the City of Altoona, in the County of Blair, between the Southwestern City line and Mill Run and the Northern Boundary line of the Right of Way of the Hollidaysburg Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and the Channel of the stream lying east of the Extension of Union Avenue Jan 20, 1914 v. 12, p. 21–23
View Resolution 209: Approving Annexation of a portion of Logan Township containing 2.98 Acres between First and Second Avenue and between 24th St and SW city line (plot attached) Jan 5, 1915
View Ordinance 258 Nov 16, 1915 v. 12, p. 333–335
View Ordinance 465: Providing for the annexation of a portion of the Township of Logan to the City of Altoona Jan 9, 1917 v. 13, p. 194–195
View Resolution 565 Feb 9, 1917
View Ordinance 658: Annexing to the City of Altoona that portion of Logan Township lying between First (1) Avenue and Loudon Alley between the present boundary line of said City and Twenty-Second (22) Street Jun 3, 1919 v. 14, p. 60–61
View Ordinance 764: Providing for the annexation, to the City of Altoona, of a certain portion of Logan Township, beginning at the center line of Crawford Alley at Nineteenth (19) Street; thence to Twenty-Second (22) Street; thence to Crawford Avenue; thence to Nineteenth (19) Street and thence to Crawford Alley Jul 20, 1920 v. 14, p. 326–327
View Ordinance 807 Oct 19, 1920 v. 14, p. 353–354
View Ordinance 808 Oct 19, 1920 v. 14, p. 354–355
View Ordinance 809 Oct 19, 1920 v. 14, p. 355–356
View Ordinance 839: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain portion of Logan Township adjacent thereto beginning at the present city line at Fourteenth (14) Street and Grant Alley; thence along the southwestern side of Fourteenth (14) Street to the northwestern side of Grant Avenue; thence southwest along the northwestern side of Grant Avenue to the present city line in Fifteenth (15) Street; thence northwest along the present city line to Grant Alley; thence northeast along the present city line in Grant Alley to Fourteenth (14) Street Apr 19, 1921 v. 14, p. 422–423
View Ordinance 922: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain part of Logan Township adjacent thereto, beginning at the northeasterly boundary line of the City of Altoona, at the intersection of Bell Avenue and Kettle Street; thence to Crawford Avenue; thence to the Hagerty Property Line; thence to Bell Avenue, and thence to the place of beginning Aug 16, 1921 v. 15, p. 2
View Ordinance 1008: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain part of the Township of Logan adjacent thereto, beginning at the intersection of the northwest curb line of Walton Avenue with the southwest curb line of Kettle Street; thence along the southwest curb line of Kettle Street to the southwest curb line of Hagerty Street; thence along the southwest curb line of Hagerty Street to the northwest curb line of Walton Avenue; thence along the northwest curb line of Walton Avenue to the present city line; thence along the present city line to the southwest curb line of Kettle Street, the place of beginning Mar 21, 1922 v. 15, p. 103
View Ordinance 1065: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain part of the Township of Logan adjacent thereto, beginning at the present city line where it intersects the northwestern property line of Sixteenth (16) Avenue, between Twentieth (20) and Twenty-First (21) Streets: thence southwest along the present city line to Twenty-Seventh (27) Street: thence northwest along Twenty-Seventh (27) Street to Seventeenth (17) Alley to Twentieth (20) Alley; thence a southeast to the present city line near Sixteenth (16) Avenue Jun 20, 1922 v. 15, p. 154–156
View Ordinance 1140: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain portion of Logan Township, from the present city line at Twenty-first (21) Alley to Twenty-fifth (25) Alley and from First (1) to Kettel Street May 24, 1923 v. 15, p. 217–218
View Ordinance 1141: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain part of Logan Township, between the present city line in Tenth (10) Street and the northeastern property line of Ninth (9) Street and between Twenty-Fifth (25) and Twenty-Eighth (28) Alleys May 25, 1923 v. 15, p. 223–224
View Ordinance 1154: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain part of Logan Township adjacent thereto, beginning at the north-western boundary line of the City of Altoona, at the intersection of the western line of Fourth (4) Street; thence northwest to Twenty-Ninth (29) Avenue; thence northeast to Second (2) Street; thence southeast to Twenty-Fifth Alley; thence southwest to Fourth (4) Street, the place of beginning Jun 19, 1923 v. 15, p. 229–230
View Ordinance 1161: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain part of Logan Township adjacent thereto, between Thirteenth (13) and Fourteenth (14) Streets, and Walton Avenue and Grant Alley Aug 7, 1923 v. 15, p. 238–239
View Ordinance 2778: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona, of a certain part of Logan Township, adjacent thereto, between the present city line in the center of Seventeenth Street (Juniata), and the southwestern line of the public road leading through the Anderson Farm, and the present city line in the center of Tenth Alley (Juniata), and the northwestern line of Twelfth Avenue (Juniata) Aug 5, 1930
View Ordinance 2843: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona, of a certain part of Logan Township, adjacent thereto, between the present city line, now the northeasterly property line of Second Street Produced, and the present city line, on the northeastern property line of Juniata Gap Road; and between Twenty-Fifth Avenue Alley and the northwestern boundary lines of Alto Manor Plot Apr 7, 1931
View Resolution 6447 Apr 15, 1947
View Resolution 6743 Jan 27, 1948
View Resolution 7139: [Annexation of 32.17 acres owned by Altoona Enterprises, Inc. and others in Logan Township between Logan Boulevard and Plank Road approved] Sep 6, 1949
View Resolution 7585: [Petition by Altoona Housing Authority for annexation of 17.837 acres in Logan Township approved] Feb 27, 1951
View Resolution 7845: [Approving the petition by Philip Klevan, Myer Klevan, and Abraham Colbus for annexation of land in the 5th District of Logan Township] Dec 18, 1951
View Resolution 8352 May 12, 1953
View Ordinance 3535: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain portion of Logan Township lying southeast of the Pleasant Valley Boulevard between First and Sixth Streets Oct 16, 1956
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for the City of Altoona] Aug 4, 1959 Vetoed
View Ordinance 3720: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain portion of Logan Township lying one hundred nineteen and five tenths (119.5) feet from the northwest property line of Oak Avenue and Fiftieth (50th) Street Aug 21, 1962
View Ordinance 3751: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain portion of Logan Township known as the Allen P. Holliday and John C. Ankeny Tract situate northeast of the intersection of Pleasant Valley Boulevard, also known as Pennsylvania Highway Route 220, and Union Avenue Mar 19, 1963
View Ordinance 3798: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain portion of the Township of Logan (a township of the second class) County of Blair and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, known as the Pennsylvania State University, Altoona Campus, contiguous to the northwestern municipal limits of the City of Altoona Feb 4, 1964
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for the City of Altoona] Aug 14, 1964 Vetoed
View Ordinance 3890: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain portion of the Township of Logan (a township of the second class) County of Blair and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, known as the Philip Klevan and Myer Klevan Tract, situate contiguous to the southeastern municipal limits of the City of Altoona Apr 14, 1966
View Ordinance 3894: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain portion of the Township of Logan (a township of the second class) County of Blair and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, known as the Hillview Nursing and Convalescent Home, Inc., adjacent to and contiguous with the City of Altoona, by virtue of the fact that its northeastern boundary extending for 537.69 feet abuts the city line of the City of Altoona Apr 19, 1966
View Ordinance 3926: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain portion of the Township of Logan (a township of the second class) County of Blair and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, known as the Howard D. Force Tract, adjacent to and contiguous with the City of Altoona, by virtue of the fact that its northeastern boundary extending for 150 feet abuts the city line of the City of Altoona Dec 6, 1966
View Ordinance 3954: Providing for the annexation to the City of Altoona of a certain portion of the Township of Logan (a township of the second class) County of Blair and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, known as the Beverly Hills Area, adjacent to and contiguous with the northwestern municipal limits of the City of Altoona May 25, 1967
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for the City of Altoona] Jun 29, 1987 Jan 1, 1990
View Ordinance 5046: [Certified voter approved new plan of government for the City of Altoona] Nov 3, 1987
View Ordinance 5638 Feb 13, 2013
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for the "City of Altoona"] Jul 21, 2014 Jan 5, 2015

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Code of Ordinances bk. 1964 (1964)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Altoona City 17500449 198 212
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Altoona 5836880 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Altoona 34427665 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Juniata Borough 1908 Ordinance unknown 1908
View Annexation Logan Township-Altoona City Proposed 1913 Annexation no* 1913
View Annexation Juniata Borough Proposed Ordinance 191 no 1914
View Annexation Altoona City Ordinance 19 no* 1914–1915
View Council-Manager Form Altoona City Proposed 1958 Optional Charter no 1958–1959
View Council-Manager Form Altoona City Proposed 1963 Optional Charter no 1963–1964
View Annexation Altoona City Ordinance 3926 no* 1966–1967
View Annexation Altoona City Ordinance 3954 no* 1967–1974
View Home Rule Altoona City Proposed 1973 Home Rule no* 1973–1975