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.
Jun19EventCommittee on Historic Designation meeting9:30 am to 5:00 pm1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Committee on Historic Designation meetingJune 19, 20199:30 am to 5:00 pm, 8 hours1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmapThe Committee on Historic Designation meets bimonthly in Room 18-029 of 1515 Arch Street. Meeting length will vary depending on the agenda. The agenda for the Committee on Historic Designation meeting is available on the Public Meetings page of the Historical Commission website.
Jun25EventArchitectural Committee monthly meeting9:00 am to 12:00 pm1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Architectural Committee monthly meetingJune 25, 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. Meeting length may vary depending on the agenda.
Jul12EventHistorical Commission monthly meeting9:00 am to 5:00 pm1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
Historical Commission monthly meetingJuly 12, 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. Meeting length may vary depending on the agenda.
|Name||Job title||Phone #||Social|
|Randal Baron||Historic Preservation Planner IIIemail@example.com|
|Kim Chantry||Historic Preservation Planner IIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laura DiPasquale||Historic Preservation Planner IIemail@example.com|
|Jon Farnham||Executive Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carol Ingald||Historic Preservation Planner IIemail@example.com|
|Meredith Keller||Historic Preservation Planner IIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Allyson Mehley||Historic Preservation Planner Iemail@example.com|
|Megan Cross Schmitt||Historic Preservation Planner Ifirstname.lastname@example.org|