Historic Districts In Philadelphia
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has commissioned this study as an initial step in preparing a preservation plan for the City of Philadelphia. This study analyzes information about National and Philadelphia Register historic districts to answer one principal question: What do we know about historic districts in Philadelphia? More specifically, where are the districts, what is the quantity of data, and what is the quality of research we have about historic districts? This study is an initial step in the preparation of larger document to guide future historic resource survey efforts so that human and financial resources and resultant information can be deployed and managed effectively. The goal of that project is to create a resource that will allow public agencies and private organizations and individuals to make better, more informed decisions about historic resources in Philadelphia. Like most earlier projects, a large-scale effort such as a potential city-wide survey runs the risk of obsolescence before it is completed if the data is not processed and kept in a format that is useful and accessible to those who could benefit from it.
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Historic Districts In Philadelphia, An assessment of existing information and recommendations for future action. [pdf]