Access to List of Contractors and Suppliers recommended by members of UCHS.
Discounts to UCHS sponsored activities, including house tours, workshops, date plaques, and publications.
Admissions to special events for members such as the annual Valentine's Awards Tea in February.
Mission & Goals of UCHS
University City contains the nation's largest collection of intact Victorian housing stock, with three major National Register Historic Districts: Powelton, Garden Court, and the West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb.
Our Mission: The University City Historical Society promotes awareness of the history and architectural character of University City.
UCHS strives to:
Enhance the heritage of West Philadelphia and its rich abundance of architecture, culture, history, and scientific riches.
Undertake and encourage multiple facets of historical research and preservation.
Provide a forum to all who are interested in the past, present and future development of the University City community.
Activities & Governance of UCHS
Collection of materials related to the history and development of West Philadelphia.
Recognition of architectural and environmental stewardship through annual “Outstanding Preservation” and “Preservation Initiative” and “Gift to the Streets” Awards.
Sponsorship of historical house and walking tours, featuring the architectural wealth of University City.
Creation of historic districts to protect the historic integrity of the neighborhoods of University City.
Encouragement of historic preservation through workshops and education.
Provide historic building markers.
Inform the pubic about special topics related to the history of University City and its rich diversified heritage.
Highlight and celebrate local history and preservation through educational programs and special events.