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Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

The Philadelphia Register of Historic Places is an inventory of historic resources that have been designated by the Philadelphia Historical Commission. The register includes:

  • Buildings.
  • Structures, such as bridges.
  • Public interiors.
  • Districts.
  • Sites, such as Penn Treaty Park.
  • Objects, such as memorials and fountains.

The commission maintains the register and considers new nominations. Anyone can nominate a property to the register. Owner consent is not required for the commission to designate a property.

Once a property is designated, the commission reviews building permit applications for the property. If you own a historic property, you can learn more about what designation means for you.

For the latest additions to the historic register, view the recent nominations.