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Urban Renewal : Overview


This guide is intended for students who are researching small urban neighborhoods in the context of clearance and renewal projects.  Many resources are specifically relevant to Philadelphia, but others are general.

Philadelphia, c. 1895

"Chestnut Street, west from 4th." Photograph. Philadelphia: Free Library - Historical Images of Philadelphia, c. 1885. From

Philadelphia Reference Works

Most Philadelphia-related books are at call number F 158.18. Unless otherwise noted, links below lead to Franklin, which will tell you where the book is located. More books can be found by searching in Franklin for Philadelphia History as a Subject.

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