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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Phila2035 Historic Preservation Memos (updated 4/25/2017)
Apr 25, 2017
At the request of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the staff of the Philadelphia Historical Commission has reviewed the historical development and ongoing preservation initiatives and has developed recommendations to enhance preservation efforts in various Phila2035 Planning Districts. This work further serves to advance the Historical Commission's ongoing effort to survey historic resources throughout the city. Below is a sampling of these memos. Please note that they have not been vetted by the full Historical Commission. 

Far Northeast
Lower Northeast
Lower Southwest
North
North Delaware
South
Upper North


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Designation matters pending Historical Commission review (as of 7/13/2017)
Jul 19, 2016







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

2041-55 Coral Street, Harbisons' Dairies

228 Richmond Street


227 E Allen Street

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

704 Sansom Street

706 Sansom Street

23 W Penn St, Germantown Boys Club
Documents regarding 23 W Penn Street, submitted on behalf of property owner:
Existing Building Analysis, 5 April 2017
Civic Visions Report, 21 March 2017
Civic Visions Report, revised 3 May 2017

1600-06 & 1608-10 E Berks St, St. Laurentius OBJECTS 

1401 S. Water St, Engine 46 Firehouse

5356 Chew Avenue

18 and 20 E Johnson Street, Samuel Harting House, Office, Stable

6365-67 Germantown Avenue, Bew Store and Residence

6369 Germantown Avenue, "Genteel Two-Story Stone Dwelling"

208-10 Rex Avenue, William L. Hirst/H. Louis Duhring Residence

5112-14 Germantown Avenue, King-Green House


5805 Germantown Avenue, Heilig's

924 Arch Street

1026 Arch Street

1801 E. Huntingdon Street, Textile National Bank

30 Pelham Rd & 15 Westview Ave, Fairelawn

319 Green Lane, Charles C.A. Baldi house

Reclassification Request for 152 N 2nd Street
   Engineers report for reclassification request
   Historical Commission staff research and recommendation
   Historical Commission staff presentation

1020-24 Christian Street, Protestant Episcopal Italian Mission & Church of L'Emmanuello

717 Glengarry Rd, Dorothy Shipley White house
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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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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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