Stewardship of a historic landmark is a point of pride for many property owners. By taking care of your property, you play a role in preserving Philadelphia’s history.
The Historical Commission provides expert advice on maintaining historic properties at no charge.
Properties in historic districts often have higher, more stable property values. With preservation rules in place, neighboring buildings are less likely to suffer from inappropriate changes or neglect.
Some historically designated buildings qualify for zoning benefits like additional by-right uses, fewer parking requirements, and in-law apartments.