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Designation Process

Anyone may nominate a building, structure, site, object or district to the Philadelphia Register.

Designation Criteria

The Commission’s ordinance, Section 14-2007(5) of the Philadelphia Code prescribes the criteria for listing on the Philadelphia Register.

Designation FAQ

Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding historic property designation.

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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.