a wide variety of materials that cover historic preservation in general
and the history and development of Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and
University City in particular. The following list is by no means comprehensive,
but should provide a good start for any research on the area.
History | West Philadelphia History
Web Resources | Historic Preservation
histories of Philadelphia
F. Weigley (ed.), Philadelphia: A 300 Year History, 1982
J. Scharf and Thompson Westcott, History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884,
3 vols., 1884
- John Cotter,
The Buried Past: An Archaeological History of Philadelphia, 1992
specific to West Philadelphia and University City
Meyers, Jewish Community of West Philadelphia, 2001
- Leon S.
History of Philadelphia's University City, 1963
Morris Skaler, West Philadelphia: University City to 52nd Street,
2002 (to be published late February)
- M. Lafitte
Viera, West Philadelphia Illustrated: Early History of West Philadelphia
and Its Environs; Its People and Its Historical Points, 1903
books with sections dealing with West Philadelphia
- Sam Bass
Warner, The Private City, 1968, see Chapter IX
- John R.
Stilgoe, Borderland: Origins of the American Suburb, 1820-1939,
1988, see Chapter 12
Shackleton, The Book of Philadelphia, 1918, see Chapter XVII
College Town Within the City"
by Christopher Morley collected in Ken Kalfus, editor, Christopher
Morley's Philadelphia, 1990, see "In West Philadelphia"
and "The University and the Urchin"
Jackson, Market Street, Philadelphia, (1918?), see Chapter XXV
Philadelphia-Washington Street and the West Chester Road-Hamiltonville"
on the World Wide Web
on Historic Preservation