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.
May14EventHistorical Commission monthly meeting9:00 am to 2:00 pmOnline via ZoomEvent
Historical Commission monthly meetingMay 14, 20219:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5 hoursOnline via ZoommapTo watch the meeting live on Zoom using your computer, tablet, or smartphone, click on the following link on May 14.
To listen to the meeting live on the telephone, call this number on May 14.
Telephone Number: 1-301-715-8592
Webinar ID: 828 0782 1901
To offer written comments prior to the meeting, send an email to email@example.com. Written comments received before 12:00 noon the day prior to the meeting will be forwarded to the Commission members.
After the meeting, you can watch a recording of the meeting (and other earlier meetings) on the Recordings page of the Historical Commission’s website.
For more information on the remote meeting, see the FAQs for Historical Commission’s Remote Meeting.
May25EventHistorical Commission Architectural Committee meeting9:00 am to 12:00 pmOnlineEvent
Historical Commission Architectural Committee meetingMay 25, 20219:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hoursOnlinemap
Jun2EventHistorical Commission Committee on Historic Designation meeting9:30 am to 1:00 pmOnline via ZoomEvent
Historical Commission Committee on Historic Designation meetingJune 2, 20219:30 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hoursOnline via Zoommap
|Name||Job title||Phone #||Social|
|Kim Chantry||Historic Preservation Planner IIIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laura DiPasquale||Historic Preservation Planner IIemail@example.com|
|Jon Farnham||Executive Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shannon Garrison||Historic Preservation Planner Iemail@example.com|
|Meredith Keller||Historic Preservation Planner IIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Allyson Mehley||Historic Preservation Planner IIemail@example.com|
|Megan Cross Schmitt||Historic Preservation Planner IIfirstname.lastname@example.org|