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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is an independent member-supported library and museum. The Athenaeum was founded in 1814 to collect materials “connected with the history and antiquities of America, and the useful arts, and generally to disseminate useful knowledge” for public benefit. It provides the Philadelphia region with a resource of first resort on matters of architecture and interior design history, particularly for the period 1800 to 1945.

Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project

An online database of architectural and historical information and images for 35,000+ structures, 110,000 images+ images and maps and biographies of 5,000+ architects in the 5 county region around Philadelphia. Development was a collaboration between private, academic, and public entities led by the Athenæum of Philadelphia.


Additional Info

Area of Interest Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
Created December 8, 2014
Category Arts / Culture / History, Real Estate / Land Records
License License Not Specified
Maintainer Phone 215-925-2688
Usage Free guest access provided. Paid subscriptions support the project and provide ability to save information between sessions, high resolution images and other benefits.
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