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

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


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The Philadelphia Historical Commission reviews building permit applications for alterations to buildings on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places; designates historic properties; provides technical information; and reviews Section 106 applications.


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Additional Historic Preservation Resources

Numerous state, local, and national organizations exist to assist in the research of and advocacy for historic properties.