Local Links


The Radnor Historical Society has been in the service of Radnor Township since 1947, but it is one of many community organizations in Radnor Township, and one of many historical societies that preserves the history of the Main Line.

Other Main Line Historical Societies

Lower Merion Historical Society

Tredyffrin-Easttown Historical Society

Haverford Township Historical Society

Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society

King of Prussia Historical Society



Other Local History Websites

Delaware County History

Ridley Township History



Radnor Government and Local Organizations
Radnor Township
The official government website of Radnor Township.

Delaware County, Pa.
The official government website of Delaware County.

Radnor Fire Company
Radnor Fire Company's website, which includes comprehensive historical information.

North Wayne Protective Association
The civic association of the North Wayne neighborhood (where the Finley House is located), founded in 1885.

Wayne Public Safety Association
The civic association of South Wayne, founded in 1891.

Radnor Conservancy
An organization committed to the preservation of Radnor's open space and history.

Friends of the Willows Cottage
A group dedicated to the preservation of the Willows Cottage, located on the edge of Radnor Township's historic Willows estate.

Main Line Media News
The Main Line's longtime news source, including Main Line Suburban Life.

Radnor Patch
Started in 2011, Radnor's online news source. Features the Radnor Historical Society's bi-weekly "From the Archives" column.


Local Historic Research Sources

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Architects and Buildings

Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania

Main Line Railroad Atlases




Preservation Resources
Radnor Township Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB)
Radnor's official advisory board for historic preservation.

Delaware County Planning Department: Historic Preservation
This office provides preservation services to the County government and undertakes other preservation-related projects throughout Delaware County.

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
The official agency of the Commonwealth for the conservation of Pennsylvania’s historic heritage.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
The nation's congressionally-chartered preservation organization, active since 1949.

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
An excellent set of guidelines for historic preservation.

National Park Service Preservation Briefs
Excellent information about specific renovation issues.

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Large local non-profit advocating for historic preservation.

Preservation Pennsylvania
Advocacy group for preservation in Pennsylvania.

PreserveNet
Comprehensive historic preservation website featuring resources and preservation job listings.

Preservation Directory
Online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada.

Traditional Building
Resource for historically-accurate construction techniques.

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