Antique Railroad Atlases

Antique atlases are one of the greatest sources of information for researchers of Main Line history. Among other things they tell us what buildings existed at certain times, who owned properties, original names and alignments of streets, and much more. These atlases are large and ungainly to look at, but several websites have been created with digital scans to browse.

The following external websites contain Main Line atlases from many years ranging from the mid-19th Century up through the 20th Century. Each atlas covers a large geographic area, the "Main Line" atlases usually containing Overbrook to Malvern. Pages showing parts of Radnor Township are within many of these.

The following websites are not affiliated with the Radnor Historical Society and are listed here for reference only.

Lower Merion Library System - Historical Atlases
Full black and white scans of many atlases.

Lower Merion Historical Society - Main Line Atlases Collection
Nicely laid out collection of atlases, many in color, with an easy to use grid viewing system.

Andy's Antique Atlases
Color scans of many atlases; reproductions of pages out of these atlases are available for sale through this website. Operated by Franklin Maps of King of Prussia.

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