Explore by Theme

Arts, Sports, and Leisure
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The arts, sports, and other activities – what West Philadelphians do for cultural enrichment and recreational leisure
Biography
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Key figures in West Philadelphia history
Changing Neighborhoods
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How and why neighborhoods shift over time
City of Homes
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How West Philadelphia became an area of diverse housing and patterns of home ownership and renting
Commercial and Institutional Development
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The impact of non-residential development
Eds and Meds
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How universities and hospitals interact with the community
Green Spaces and the Environment
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The natural environment of an urban area and how we interact with it
Politics, Activism, and Unrest
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How community members speak up and take action for causes they believe in
Public Transportation
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How public transportation changed West Philadelphia
Race Relations
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Examining instances of interracial tension or collaboration