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 works to preserve 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 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.

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

Local Historic Research Sources


The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Architects and Buildings

Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania

Historic 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.