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. http://www.philaathenaeum.org
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.
|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|
|Usage||Free guest access provided. Paid subscriptions support the project and provide ability to save information between sessions, high resolution images and other benefits.|