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Historical References


Firsts of Haverford Township

Historic Resources Survey

The Historic Resources Survey was prepared in 1994 by the Delaware County Planning Department and includes over 100 properties throughout Haverford Township. These resources were evaluated for historical and architectural integrity and significance.

To be included in the Historic Resources Survey, a property must meet specific criteria for designation.

  • Some of the criteria for designation include: Listing on the National Register of Historic Places, or contributing to a National Register District, or having a Determination of Eligibility for inclusion on the National Register
  • Resource is at least 50 years old
  • Resource is of historical, cultural, aesthetic or architectural significance to Haverford Township, or has significant character, interest, or value as part of the development, heritage, or culture of the Township, County, Region, Commonwealth, or Nation
  • Resource is associated with persons or events significant in the history of the Township, County, Region, Commonwealth, or Nation
  • Resource represents the work of an important architect or the work of a master craftsman
  • Resource has yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history

In addition to the pride of stewardship and the prestige of owning a historic resource in Haverford Township, other positive aspects of being part of the Historic Resources Survey include consideration of the resource with regard to development of surrounding areas, and assistance from the Historical Commission in helping property owners maintain the integrity of their historic resource.

Residents can request that their property be considered for inclusion on the Historic Resources Survey by contacting the Township Zoning Officer.

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