The Index of HABS/HAER Entries

The Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) Collections comprise a database of over 32,000 records of historically significant structures and sites. These records provide researchers with the quantity and type of documentation (measured drawings, photographs, written data, and photo captions) available for each site. This information can be obtained directly from the HABS/HAER web site (, and the listings for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties are available here.

Detailed catalogs of the HABS records can also be found in book form. For specific listings of Philadelphia sites, see Webster R.J., Philadelphia Preserved. Philadelphia: 1976.

The national list is found in: The Historic American Buidings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, America Preserved: A Checklist of Historic Buildings, Structures, and Sites. Washington, D.C.:1995. HABS/HAER has also produced a complete list of their publications in Massey J.C., Schwartz N.B., Maxwell S, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record: An Annotated Bibliography. Washington, D.C.:1992.

The general format of each record is:

There are 110 records for Bucks County, 159 for Chester County,
51 for Delaware County, and 180 for Montgomery County.
Philadelphia HABS/HAER records are not available here.

The documents are arranged alphabetically.

Link to the HABS/HAER records by clicking on a county below:

Link to HABS/HAER records for [Bucks County] [Chester County] [Delaware County] [Montgomery County] or to [Home].