Discovering Philadelphia: Places Little Known is a collection of unfamiliar photographs taken and assembled with descriptive captions by local architect David S. Traub. The book covers seven geographic areas: Philadelphia’s historical district in the central city; South Philadelphia; North Philadelphia; West and Southwest Philadelphia; Northwest Philadelphia; the River Wards of Fishtown, Port Richmond and Bridesburg; and the largely suburban-like district of Northeast Philadelphia.

About the Author

David S. Traub is the author of Searching for Philadelphia: The Concealed City, published in 2013. A Philadelphia architect for more than 35 years, Traub studied under Louis I. Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the co-founder of the preservation group, Save Our Sites.


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