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1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-686-7660

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Designation matters pending Historical Commission review
Jul 19, 2016







The following designation matters are pending review by the Philadelphia Historical Commission.

AGENDA: Committee on Historic Designation 12-14-2016


4101-05 Ludlow Street, Monumental Baptist Church

2041-55 Coral Street, Harbisons' Dairies

228 Richmond Street


227 E Allen Street

401-11 S Broad Street, Young Men’s & Young Women’s Hebrew Association

2117 E York Street, Weisbrod & Hess

1642 Fitzwater Street, Tabor Chapel and Mission School

100 S Independence West Mall, Rohm & Haas Building
100 S Independence West Mall, Rohm & Haas Interior
100 S Independence West Mall, Rohm & Haas Objects

10725 & 10751 Knights Road, Byberry Township Public Burial Ground

30 W Chestnut Hill Avenue

704 Sansom Street

706 Sansom Street

2101 W. Clarkson Ave, Mary and Frances Wister House

1701 Lindley Ave, Little Wakefield

559 Righter Street, Barnes House

1918-20 Sansom Street reclassification application

420-434 South 42nd Street (420 Row)

3901 Henry Avenue, Kelly House

22-26 S. 40th Street, West Philadelphia Institute

5250 Wayne Avenue, Methodist Episcopal Church of the Advocate

3827-33 Powelton Ave, Pennsylvania Industrial Home for Blind Women

435-41 N 38th St, Christ M.E. Church

4054 Chestnut Street rescission request
4054 Chestnut Street rescission report 12-7-2016

2700 S Broad St, Christopher Columbus Statue (object)

23 W Penn St, Germantown Boys Club

1114-50 S 5th St, George Washington Public School

1647-57 N 3rd St, St. Jakobus German Evangelical Lutheran Church

111 & 201 E Tabor Road, St. James Methodist Episcopal Church

509-13 Diamond Street, First Mennonite Church of Philadelphia


400 Washington Avenue, Sacks Playground


516 Wharton Street, St. John German Evangelical Lutheran Church

3500 Baring St, Northminster Presbyterian Church

3500-10 Lancaster Avenue, West Philadelphia Friends

1600-06 & 1608-10 E Berks St, St. Laurentius OBJECTS 
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Historical Commission office relocation
May 04, 2016










The Philadelphia Historical Commission is the city’s principal public steward of historic resources. As part of the Charter-mandated reorganization of City agencies into the Department of Planning & Development, the Historical Commission moved its offices from City Hall to the 13th floor of the City office building at 1515 Arch Street, also known as One Parkway. The Historical Commission’s new address is:

Philadelphia Historical Commission
One Parkway, 13th floor
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Historical Commission meeting 8 July 2016 / Committee on Historic Designation meeting 15 June 2016
May 02, 2016
Committee on Historic Designation meeting 9/16/2015
Jul 30, 2015
The following nominations will be considered for designation at the Wednesday, 16 September 2015 meeting of the Historical Commission's Committee on Historic Designation. The meeting will be held at 9:30am in Room 578 of City Hall. This is not a final list of nominations to be considered.

2176-78 E. York Street, Dr. Thomas Shriner House

1600-06 Christian Street, First African Baptist Church

5710 Wissahickon Avenue, Francis R. Strawbridge House

6769 Ridge Avenue, St. Alban's Rectory

Townsend Road, Byberry Township African-American Burial Ground

3600-30 Lancaster Avenue, City nomination 

3600-30 (3612-28) Lancaster Avenue, PVCA nomination

1100-02 N Delaware Ave, Edward Corner Building

4300-02 Osage Ave and 4304-06 Osage Ave, Satterlee Heights

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South District Preservation Plan
Apr 06, 2015
At the request of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the staff of the Philadelphia Historical Commission prepared a South District Preservation Plan (link below) to inform the Planning Commission's South District and to advance the Historical Commission's ongoing effort to survey historic resources throughout the city.

Please click here to view the plan.

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Lower Northeast District Preservation Plan
Jan 06, 2015
At the request of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the staff of the Philadelphia Historical Commission prepared a Lower Northeast District Preservation Plan (link below) to inform the Planning Commission's Lower Northeast District and to advance the Historical Commission's ongoing effort to survey historic resources throughout the city. 

Please click here to view the plan.
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Updated lists of properties on the Philadelphia Register now available (09/08/2016)
May 07, 2014
Updated lists of the properties on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places (as of 8 September 2016) are now available on our website. Please note that the Register is updated regularly. Therefore, the online Register can never be entirely accurate. It is provided online as a courtesy, but is not the official Register. For the latest information on the Register, please telephone the Historical Commission at 215-686-7660.

List of Properties on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places (with OPA-compliant addresses)

List of Properties on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places (without OPA-compliant addresses) 
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Court Affirms 400 S. 40th St Decision (4/9/2014)
Apr 10, 2014
Read the order of the Court of Common Pleas affirming the Board of License & Inspection's affirmation of the Historical Commission's May 2012 approval of the hardship-demolition application for 400 S. 40th Street.
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2017 Meeting Dates and Deadlines
Jan 23, 2014
2017 Submission deadlines and requirements, Architectural Committee meeting dates, and Historical Commission meeting dates. Download calendar here. 
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CCP Reversal
Oct 31, 2012
On October 1, 2012, the Court of Common Pleas reversed the decision of the Board of License & Inspection Review and reinstated the decision of the Philadelphia Historical Commission in the Church of the Assumption, 1123 Spring Garden Street case. Download Decision.
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