1918-20 Sansom Street financial hardship application 8 Feb 2017
Feb 09, 2017
Designation matters pending Historical Commission review
Jul 19, 2016
The following designation matters are pending review by the Philadelphia Historical Commission.2041-55 Coral Street, Harbisons' Dairies
228 Richmond Street227 E Allen Street401-11 S Broad Street, Young Men’s & Young Women’s Hebrew Association2117 E York Street, Weisbrod & Hess1642 Fitzwater Street, Tabor Chapel and Mission School100 S Independence West Mall, Rohm & Haas Building100 S Independence West Mall, Rohm & Haas Interior100 S Independence West Mall, Rohm & Haas Objects30 W Chestnut Hill Avenue704 Sansom Street706 Sansom Street559 Righter Street, Barnes House23 W Penn St, Germantown Boys Club3500-10 Lancaster Avenue, West Philadelphia Friends1600-06 & 1608-10 E Berks St, St. Laurentius OBJECTS 1401 S. Water St, Engine 46 Firehouse7345 and 7347 Oxford Avenue, Horace Castor House5356 Chew Avenue600-08 N 40th Street, West Philadelphia Title & Trust Company1006-08 W Lehigh Avenue, Excelsior Trust Company862-72 N 41st Street18 and 20 E Johnson Street, Samuel Harting House, Office, Stable6365-67 Germantown Avenue, Bew Store and Residence6369 Germantown Avenue, "Genteel Two-Story Stone Dwelling"
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
Historical Commission meeting 8 July 2016 / Committee on Historic Designation meeting 15 June 2016
May 02, 2016
The following nominations are scheduled to be reviewed by the Philadelphia Historical Commission's Committee on Historic Designation on 15 June 2016 at 9:30am in Room 18-029 of 1515 Arch Street, and on 8 July 2016 at 9:00am in the same location. This agenda is subject to change.
Committee on Historic Designation AGENDA2012-14 Rittenhouse Sq St, request for reclassification cover letter
, photographs81-95 Fairmount AvenueCivicVisions LP Supplemental Report, 6 June 20162007-13 N 02nd Street, Columbia Singing Society1325 Beach Street, PECO Delaware Generating Station4704 Leiper Street, Garsed Bromley Mansion / YWCA of Frankford5129-35 Frankford Avenue, Penn Fruit Supermarket1527 N Front Street339 E Wister Street1026-28 Belmont Avenue, Engine 161020-24 Market Street, Robinson store1132-40 N Front Street6901 Castor Avenue, Ott Camera1834-48 Frankford Ave, Mutual Burial Ground of Kensington2503 W Oxford St, Malcolm X House176 Conarroe St, St. Mary's 4046 Chestnut Street4048 Chestnut Street4050 Chestnut Street4052 Chestnut Street4054 Chestnut Street4056 Chestnut Street
Please note that the review of the interior nomination for St. Laurentius church has been continued to the September Committee on Historic Designation meeting.
Committee on Historic Designation 3/17/2016
Dec 17, 2015
Committee on Historic Designation Meeting 12/2/2015
Sep 23, 2015
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 House1600-06 Christian Street, First African Baptist Church5710 Wissahickon Avenue, Francis R. Strawbridge House6769 Ridge Avenue, St. Alban's RectoryTownsend Road, Byberry Township African-American Burial Ground3600-30 Lancaster Avenue, City nomination 3600-30 (3612-28) Lancaster Avenue, PVCA nomination1100-02 N Delaware Ave, Edward Corner Building4300-02 Osage Ave
and 4304-06 Osage Ave
, Satterlee Heights
Committee on Historic Designation meeting 6/9/2015
Apr 15, 2015
The following nominations will be considered for designation at the 9 June 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.1600-06 and 1608-10 E. Berks St., Saint Laurentius Roman Catholic Church1523-25 N. Front Street, Second Associate Presbyterian Church1527 N Front Street nomination 3600-30 Lancaster Avenue, City nomination 3600-30 (3612-28) Lancaster Avenue, PVCA nomination2176-78 E. York Street nomination
145 Sumac Street nomination147 Sumac Street nomination 101 W Highland Avenue, Chestnut Hill Firehouse246-60 N. 4th Street, St. Augustine's Church Frescoes, object nomination part 1
, part 2
, part 3
, part 4
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.
Committee on Historic Designation Agenda 3/26/2015
Feb 23, 2015
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.
Updated lists of properties on the Philadelphia Register now available (09/08/2016)
May 07, 2014
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.
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.
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