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
The Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network contains geographic materials connected to the history of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the City of Philadelphia. The available resources include aerial photographs, city directories, atlases, surveys, property maps, topographical maps, and transportation maps. An interactive map viewer enables users to view layers of historic maps at various transparencies in conjunction with a current streets overlay.
The historic maps in the map viewer are available as tile services for appropriate projects - contact the project for further information.
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.