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Researching Historical Buildings

A guide to resources for the research of historical properties in Philadelphia and other parts of the United States


Philadelphia city hall circ 1905The resources in this guide can be used to research historical buildings in Philadelphia and other locations throughout the United States. It includes maps, images, historical designation registries, physical archives, and more.

There is no one resource that will provide all the information you need or cover every historical property. Try multiple tools and reach out to me or your instructor for help.


Philadelphia City Hall c. 1905

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