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Historical Commission

About the Historical Commission

Established in 1955, the Philadelphia Historical Commission is the City of Philadelphia’s regulatory agency responsible for ensuring the preservation of historically significant buildings, structures, sites, objects, interiors and districts in Philadelphia. Find Contact Information, Rules & Regulations, Frequently Asked Questions, and more.

Additional Historic Preservation Resources

Resources for people interested in research, advocacy, and local, state and federal incentive programs.

Philadelphia Historic Districts

The City of Philadelphia’s historic preservation ordinance, Section 14-1000 of the Philadelphia Code, authorizes the Philadelphia Historical Commission to designate buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts as historic.

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Contact Us

City Hall, Room 576
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215.686.7660
Facsimile: 215.686.7674

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.