Philadelphia Historical Commission

Ensuring the preservation of Philadelphia's historic properties.

Philadelphia Historical Commission

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
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Events

  • Jun
    25
    Architectural Committee monthly meeting
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Architectural Committee monthly meeting

    June 25, 2019
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    The 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. The agenda is available via this link to the Public Meetings page.
  • Jul
    12
    Historical Commission monthly meeting
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Historical Commission monthly meeting

    July 12, 2019
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 8 hours
    1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    Historical 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.
  • Jul
    23
    Architectural Committee monthly meeting
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Architectural Committee monthly meeting

    July 23, 2019
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    The 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.

Staff

Name Job title Phone #
Randal Baron Historic Preservation Planner III
Kim Chantry Historic Preservation Planner II
Laura DiPasquale Historic Preservation Planner II
Jon Farnham Executive Director
Carol Ingald Historic Preservation Planner II
Meredith Keller Historic Preservation Planner II
Allyson Mehley Historic Preservation Planner I
Megan Cross Schmitt Historic Preservation Planner I
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