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Philadelphia Historical Commission

Notice: The Historical Commission offices are not yet open for walk-ins. Plan reviews are available via eCLIPSE or by scheduling an in-person appointment. To learn how to participate in our remote meetings, see our public meetings page.

What we do

As part of the Department of Planning and Development, the Philadelphia Historical Commission protects the City’s historic resources. Together with its advisory committees, the commission:

The commission staff reviews building permit applications and nominations to the register. When needed, they forward applications to the appropriate committee. The staff:

  • Approves over 90% of building permit applications without referral to a committee.
  • Informs the public about the commission’s rules and processes.
  • Gives advice on preservation techniques.
  • Helps the public research the history of their properties.

Connect

Address
1515 Arch St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email preservation@phila.gov
TTY: (215) 683-0286
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Events

  • Feb
    10
    Historical Commission monthly meeting
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission monthly meeting

    February 10, 2023
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5 hours
    Online via Zoom
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    To watch/listen to and speak during the remote meeting live on Zoom using your computer, tablet, or smartphone, click on the following link:
    Historical Commission on February 10, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
    Link: https://bit.ly/phcfeb10
    Passcode: 937524

    To listen to and speak during the remote meeting live on the telephone, call: 1-301-715-8592.
    Webinar ID: 863 4726 6479#
    Participant ID: #
    Passcode: 937524#
  • Feb
    21
    Historical Commission Architectural Committee meeting
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission Architectural Committee meeting

    February 21, 2023
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    Online via Zoom
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  • Mar
    10
    Historical Commission monthly meeting
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission monthly meeting

    March 10, 2023
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5 hours
    Online via Zoom
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