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:
- Identifies and designates historic landmarks.
- Maintains the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.
- Hosts public meetings about historic properties.
- Works with property owners to protect landmarks.
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.
Aug27EventArchitectural Committee monthly meeting9:00 am to 12:00 pm1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Architectural Committee monthly meetingAugust 27, 20199:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmapThe Architectural Committee meets in Room 18-029, 1515 Arch Street. Each application is assigned a time slot.
Sep6EventOffice ClosedAll Day1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Office ClosedSeptember 6, 2019All Day1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmapAll Department of Planning and Development offices are closed on Friday, September 6, 2019 for an all-day staff retreat.
Sep13EventHistorical Commission monthly meeting9:00 am to 5:00 pm1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Historical Commission monthly meetingSeptember 13, 20199:00 am to 5:00 pm, 8 hours1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmapHistorical Commission monthly meeting, held in Room 18-029 of 1515 Arch Street, also known as One Parkway.
|Name||Job title||Phone #||Social|
|Randal Baron||Historic Preservation Planner IIIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kim Chantry||Historic Preservation Planner IIemail@example.com|
|Laura DiPasquale||Historic Preservation Planner IIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jon Farnham||Executive Directoremail@example.com|
|Shannon Garrison||Historic Preservation Planner Ifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Meredith Keller||Historic Preservation Planner IIemail@example.com|
|Allyson Mehley||Historic Preservation Planner Ifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Megan Cross Schmitt||Historic Preservation Planner Iemail@example.com|