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.
Mar3EventHistorical Commission Committee on Historic Designation meeting9:30 am to 1:00 pmOnline via ZoomEvent
Historical Commission Committee on Historic Designation meetingMarch 3, 20219:30 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hoursOnline via ZoommapProperty owners, owners’ representatives, and the public may participate in the meeting in threeways: live with a computer, tablet, or smartphone; live with a telephone; and in advance byemail.
To watch/listen to and speak during the remote Committee on HistoricDesignation meeting live on Zoom using your computer, tablet, orsmartphone, click on the following link on March3:
To listen to and speak during the remote Committee on HistoricDesignation meeting live on the telephone, call the following telephonenumber on March 3:
Telephone Number: 1-301-715-8592
Webinar ID: 818 9182 5837
To email comments, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 12:00 noon on March 2.
Mar12EventHistorical Commission monthly meeting9:00 am to 5:00 pmOnlineEvent
Historical Commission monthly meetingMarch 12, 20219:00 am to 5:00 pm, 8 hoursOnlinemap
Mar23EventHistorical Commission Architectural Committee meeting9:00 am to 12:00 pmOnlineEvent
Historical Commission Architectural Committee meetingMarch 23, 20219:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hoursOnlinemap
|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|