Historic Districts


Historic Sites



Historic Districts and Sites
in University City

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University City and West Philadelphia have several districts and many individual sites that are of historic interest; many have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. What is a historic district?

 


Historic Districts

West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb

announcement, boundary, description, statement of significance
street-by-street inventory

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Garden Court

description and statement of significance,
NEW! street-by-street inventory

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Powelton Village

description and statement of significance,
NEW!
street-by-street inventory (at Powelton Village site)

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Parkside Historic District

description and statement of significance

University of Pennsylvania Campus and vicinity

description and statement of significance

College Hall

Furness Library

Sansom Row (3400 Block of Sansom Street)

University Avenue Bridge

Haddington Historic District

description and statement of significance

Overbrook Farms Historic District

description and statement of significance

Cobbs Creek Automobile Suburb Historic District


Historic Sites

Sites in Powelton Village

Frederick A. Poth Houses
3301-3311 Powelton Ave.

Poth and Schmidt Development Houses
3306-3316 Arch St.

The Powelton Apartments
3500-3520 Powelton Ave., 214-218 N. 35th St., and 215-221 N. 36th St.

John Shedwick Development Houses
3433-3439 Lancaster Ave.

The Philadelphia Armory
32nd St. and Lancaster Ave.

30th Street Station

Centennial Bank
3200 Market St.
designed by Frank Furness

Sites in the Spruce Hill Area

The Drexel Development Historic District
The area around Pine, Delancey, 39th and 40th Streets

The Hamilton Family Estate
4039-4041Baltimore Ave. and 4000-4018 Pine St.

The Pinehurst Apartments
4511-4523 Pine St., and 324-334 S. 45th St.

Woodland Terrace

Sites in the Walnut Hill Area

Breslyn Apartments
4624-4642 Walnut St. and 201-213 S. 47th St.

LaBlanche Apartments
5100 Walnut St.

WFIL Studios
4548 Market St.
Site of American Bandstand broadcasts

Kirkbride's Hospital
111 N. 49th St.

Paul Robeson House
4951 Walnut St.

Site in the Cedar Park Area

Regent-Rennoc Court
5100 block of Regent St. and 1311-1327 S. 52nd St.

The Woodlands

UCHS's Woodlands Pages

National Register Nomination

Sites in other parts of West Philadelphia

Fairmount Park

Fort Mifflin
Marina Road and Penrose Ferry Road

John Bartram House and Gardens
54th Street and Eastwick Avenue