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Historic Preservation Research

Philadelphia bell logoFor a comprehensive list of Philadelphia research materials, check out the Philadelphia Studies guide.

Philly Resources

Philadelphia Architects and Buildings: Authoritative information on three centuries of Philadelphia buildings and designers, incorporating data and images from the collections of more than 25 Philadelphia-area repositories.

Hexamer General Surveys: Historic ground plans and birds-eye perspective drawings of Philadelphia industrial sites.

Plan Philly: WHYY's reporting on Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

PhilaPlace: Created by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, it connects stories to places across time in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

Workshop of the World: Historical surveys of over 150 industrial sites in Philadelphia.

Images of America: Photographs by neighborhood, in e-book format. Select Browse Books > Browse Places to find Philadelphia selections.

Philadelphia Skyline: Photos listed by neighborhood.

University Archives Digital Image Collection: From Penn's University Archives, includes pictures of West Philadelphia, the Penn Campus, and more.

Delaware Valley Resources