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.
May24EventHistorical Commission Architectural Committee meeting9:00 am to 12:00 pmOnline via ZoomEvent
Historical Commission Architectural Committee meetingMay 24, 20229:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hoursOnline via ZoommapTo watch the meeting live on Zoom using your computer, tablet, or smartphone, click on the following link on May 24.
To listen to the meeting live on the telephone, call this number on May 24.
Telephone Number: 1-301-715-8592
Webinar ID: 852 3909 9609
To offer written comments prior to the meeting, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon on May 23.
Jun10EventHistorical Commission monthly meeting9:00 am to 2:00 pmOnline via ZoomEvent
Historical Commission monthly meetingJune 10, 20229:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5 hoursOnline via Zoommap
Jun15EventHistorical Commission Committee on Historic Designation meeting9:30 am to 1:00 pmOnline via ZoomEvent
Historical Commission Committee on Historic Designation meetingJune 15, 20229:30 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hoursOnline via Zoommap
|Name||Job title||Phone #||Social|
|Kim Chantry||Historic Preservation Planner IIIemail@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 IIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Megan Cross Schmitt||Historic Preservation Planner IIemail@example.com|