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(*new 5/19/15*) Pearl Properties' Boyd Theatre Proposal
May 19, 2015
The following materials have been submitted by Pearl Properties for Historical Commission review. The project will be reviewed at the Commission's Architectural Committee meeting on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 at 9:00am in Room 578 of City Hall. The full Historical Commission will review the project at its Friday, 12 June 2015 meeting in Room 18-029 of 1515 Arch Street (the One Parkway Building).

Submitted materials:
Cover Letter to HC for 1900 and 1910 Chestnut submission.pdf
Building Permit Application.pdf
Site and Ground Floor Plan.pdf
Architectural Set - Signed and Sealed.pdf
South Elevation - Materials Key.pdf
Historical Modifications.pdf
Exterior Photographs - Time Stamped.pdf
Corner Rendering.pdf
3D Model Concepts.pdf
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Committee on Historic Designation meeting 6/9/2015
Apr 15, 2015
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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1314-16 N. Broad, Blue Horizon Nominations
Feb 23, 2015
The following interior and exterior nominations for 1314-16 N. Broad Street, commonly known as the Blue Horizon, will be reviewed by the Philadelphia Historical Commission's Committee on Historic Designation at a public meeting on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 9:30am in Room 578 of City Hall.

Exterior Nomination Form

Interior Nomination Form
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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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Historic Streets: Plumber's Ditch Restoration Work (9/3/2014)
Sep 03, 2014
The Streets Department has announced a pilot for the 2014 construction season that will allow property owners who live on the City’s historically designated street network to arrange restoration of roadway excavations caused by plumbing repairs with their own contractor. Click here for more information.
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Updated lists of properties on the Philadelphia Register now available (05/13/2015)
May 07, 2014
Updated lists of the properties on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places (as of 13 May 2015) 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) 

Comma-Separated Values list of Properties on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places (with 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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Boyd Theater Meeting Information (*updated* 3/12/14)
Jan 24, 2014
The Philadelphia Historical Commission has received an application proposing to partially demolish, rehabilitate, and add to the Boyd Theater at 1910 Chestnut Street. The Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee reviewed the application on 28 January 2014. The Commission’s Committee on Financial Hardship reviewed the application on 28 January 2014 and 27 February 2014 and offered a recommendation to the full Commission. The Commission will review the application and recommendations at a public meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 14 March 2014 in Conference Room 18-029 of 1515 Arch Street.
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2015 Meeting Dates and Deadlines
Jan 23, 2014
2015 Submission deadlines and requirements, Architectural Committee meeting dates, and Historical Commission meeting dates. Download calendar.
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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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