Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Web Resource About African American Historic Sites in Philly

My summer project is now live at www.preservationalliance.com/aainventory.

Working as a graduate intern at the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, I updated and expanded the Alliance's inventory of African American historic sites in the city.

We then turned that inventory into a searchable Web resource, and I wrote a (very) brief historic context statement for the sites. You can read more about the project in my earlier posts here and here. PlanPhilly.com also published a story about the project earlier this week.

The inventory currently includes 440 sites, including churches, schools, businesses, private homes, and more. You can search by neighborhood, zip code, type of historic resource, or site name. You can also browse the inventory by name or by neighborhood.

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