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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.

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

  • Feb
    27
    Historical Commission Committee on Financial Hardship meeting
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission Committee on Financial Hardship meeting

    February 27, 2024
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 3 hours
    Online via Zoom
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    The Committee on Financial Hardship will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 1:00 PM to review the application for 502-04 S. Juniper Street. This meeting will be held using the Zoom Webinar platform. You can watch, listen, and comment using a computer, tablet, smartphone, or telephone.

    The meeting agenda and application materials for the Committee on Financial Hardship meeting are available on the Historical Commission's Public Meetings page.

    To watch the meeting live on Zoom using your computer, tablet, or smartphone, click on the following link on February 27.
    Link: https://bit.ly/CFHFeb27
    Passcode: 351260

    To listen to the meeting live on the telephone, call this number on February 27.
    Telephone Number: 267-831-0333
    Webinar ID: 864 5955 2075#
    Passcode: 351260#

    To offer written comments prior to the meeting, send an email to preservation@phila.gov by 12:00 noon on February 26.

    After the meeting, you can watch a recording of the meeting on the Recordings page of the Historical Commission’s website.

    For more information on the remote meeting, see the FAQs for Remote Meeting.
  • Mar
    8
    Historical Commission monthly meeting
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission monthly meeting

    March 8, 2024
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5 hours
    Online via Zoom
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  • Mar
    26
    Historical Commission Architectural Committee meeting
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

    Historical Commission Architectural Committee meeting

    March 26, 2024
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    Online via Zoom
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