Nancy M. Heinzen has been a resident of Rittenhouse Square for over 40 years. For 32 years she taught and served as a counselor in the Philadelphia School District. She has long been involved as a volunteer and board member in organizations dedicated to the square's preservation, including Friends of Rittenhouse Square, Center City Residents Association, the Rittenhouse Flower Market, and Friends of the Curtis Institute.
Acknowledgments Prologue: Urban Oasis (2000) 1. Governor's Woods (1681-1825) 2. The Early Years (1825-1844) 3. Bricks and Mortar (1844-1863) 4. The Family Years (1863-1884) 5. The Encroaching City (1884-1913) 6. Turning Point (1913-1915) 7. Skyline (1915-1945) 8.Things We Should Fight For (1945-1968) 9. The Millennium (1968-2009) Notes Bibliography Index