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Public meetings

The Philadelphia Historical Commission and its committees hold public meetings. At these meetings, they review building permit applications for work to historically designated properties, as well as matters related to historic designation.

Interested parties can comment in-person on matters before the Historical Commission. Or, comments may be submitted in writing at least seven days before the public meeting. Written remarks may be sent to preservation@phila.gov.

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Notice: Meetings of the Historical Commission and its committees have moved online. View our event calendar for upcoming meetings.

Meeting schedule and guidelines

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Historical Commission 2021 meeting schedule PDF The 2021 dates and submission deadlines for meetings of the Philadelphia Historical Commission and its committees November 30, 2020
Historical Commission remote business instructions PDF Instructions for conducting business remotely with the Philadelphia Historical Commission. May 11, 2020
Historical Commission guidelines for conduct at public meetings PDF Guidelines for conduct at public meetings of the Historical Commission. July 9, 2019
FAQs for Committee on Historic Designation meeting - October 20, 2021 PDF FAQs for Committee on Historic Designation meeting scheduled for October 20, 2021 September 20, 2021
FAQs for Architectural Committee meeting - October 26, 2021 PDF FAQs for Architectural Committee meeting schedule for October 26, 2021 October 18, 2021
Staff report - September 2021 PDF September 2021 Historical Commission staff report October 7, 2021

Recent agendas and minutes

Building permit applications under review

Designation matters under review

Title Description Category Author Date Format
122 S. 19th St. nomination PDF October 12, 2021
148-54 E. Mt. Airy Ave. nomination PDF August 13, 2021
225-31 N. 15th St. nomination PDF August 17, 2021
234 and 240 Hermitage St. nomination PDF August 17, 2021
319 N. 19th St. and 312 N. 18th St. nomination PDF September 27, 2021
319 N. 19th St. and 312 N. 18th St. public comment February - March 2021 PDF August 26, 2021
319 N. 19th St. and 312 N. 18th St. public comment April - October 2021 PDF October 13, 2021
914-26 Christian St. nomination PDF August 12, 2021
915-23 N. Broad St. removal from district PDF October 12, 2021
1010 S. 10th St. nomination PDF July 6, 2021
1001 W. Luzerne St. nomination PDF August 12, 2021
1206 Chestnut St. nomination PDF January 6, 2021
1301 W. Hunting Park Ave. nomination PDF September 17, 2021
1301 W. Hunting Park Ave. letter from property owner PDF September 17, 2021
1301 W. Hunting Park Ave. nominator supplement PDF September 3, 2021
1400, 1406-18, and 1420 S. 3rd St. nomination PDF August 17, 2021
1533-39 N. 7th St. nomination PDF December 31, 2020
1826 Chestnut St. nomination PDF August 11, 2020
1826 Chestnut St. additional information PDF August 8, 2020
1826 Chestnut St public comment PDF November 19, 2020
2301 Fairmount Ave. nomination PDF October 12, 2021
2301-41 S. 3rd St. nomination PDF August 13, 2021
2901 W. Allegheny Ave. nomination PDF August 19, 2021
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. nomination PDF May 4, 2021
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. historic consultant report PDF March 1, 2021
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. public comment PDF April 8, 2021
5001 Baltimore Ave. nomination PDF June 9, 2021
5001 Baltimore Ave. public comment PDF June 2, 2021
8835 Germantown Ave. nomination PDF February 22, 2021
Chestnut Street East Commercial historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Chestnut Street East Commercial historic district. October 12, 2021
Conwell House Block historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Conwell House Block historic district. October 12, 2021
French Village historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed French Village historic district. April 7, 2021
French Village historic district owner response PDF June 15, 2021
French Village historic district, PCPC comment April 8, 2021 PDF June 15, 2021
Jewelers' Row historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Jewelers' Row historic district. March 28, 2019
Jewelers' Row consultant report received February 14, 2020 PDF February 14, 2020
Jewelers' Row nominator expert testimony presented February 19, 2020 PDF February 24, 2020
Jewelers' Row historic district - PCPC comment January 22, 2020 PDF March 6, 2020
Jewelers' Row historic district - Continuance request March 6, 2020 PDF March 6, 2020
Manheim Square historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Manheim Square historic district. October 12, 2021

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