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In partnership with American Architects and Buildings


The Chestnut Hill Historical Society works to preserve and enhance the unique architectural, community and natural resources of Chestnut Hill, a National Historic district and early railroad suburb within Philadelphia. The society maintains a research archives and library along with a variety of programs featuring exhibits, lectures, tours, and events. These activities are supplemented by direct preservation efforts, including an award-winning easement program and direct intervention to prevent the demolition of historic buildings.

General Contact Information

Chestnut Hill Historical Society
8708 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247-0417
(215) 247-9329 (fax)
Hours: Tues., Fri.: 9-3 (appt.)

Specific Contacts

  • Elizabeth Jarvis, Curator


More than 15,000 items including: architectural drawings and other building records; more that 3,000 photographs, maps, including real estate atlases from the 1870's through the 1930's; prints, drawings, deeds, diaries, genealogical materials, books, taped and transcribed oral histories; selected objects.


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