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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
FAQs for January 26, 2021 Architectural Committee meeting PDF FAQs for January 26, 2021 Architectural Committee meeting January 21, 2021
FAQs for January 27, 2021 Committee on Financial Hardship meeting PDF FAQs for January 27, 2021 Committee on Financial Hardship meeting January 21, 2021
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
Postponements of the reviews of nominations memo PDF November 6, 2020

Recent agendas and minutes

Building permit applications under review

Designation matters under review

Title Description Category Author Date Format
121 Pleasant St. nomination PDF January 6, 2021
121 Pleasant St. public comment PDF January 19, 2021
122 S. 19th St. nomination PDF November 6, 2019
156 W. School House Ln. nomination PDF January 12, 2021
156 W. School House Lane owner response PDF January 12, 2021
156 W. School House Ln. public comment PDF January 20, 2021
208-10 Rex Ave. nomination (Supplemented) PDF December 31, 2020
208-10 Rex Ave. owner submission PDF December 1, 2020
222-48 N. Broad St. nomination PDF October 8, 2020
401-09 N. 65th St. nomination PDF November 19, 2020
500 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd. nomination PDF November 19, 2020
500 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd. owner response to Committee on Historic Designation recommendation PDF December 31, 2020
1106-14 Spring Garden St. nomination PDF January 6, 2021
1206 Chestnut St. nomination PDF January 6, 2021
1533-39 N. 7th St. nomination PDF December 31, 2020
1615 Walnut St. nomination PDF October 8, 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
2006 Chestnut St. nomination PDF January 6, 2021
2038-48 E. Cumberland St. nomination PDF January 7, 2021
3101 and 3143 W. Passyunk Ave. nomination PDF June 5, 2020
3611-31 Spring Garden St. historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed 3611-31 Spring Garden St. historic district. March 5, 2020
4412 E. Thompson St. nomination PDF January 6, 2021
5139 Wayne Ave. nomination PDF January 8, 2021
5139 Wayne Ave. public comment PDF January 21, 2021
5151 Wissahickon Avenue nomination PDF January 20, 2021
5200-08 Wayne Ave. nomination PDF January 6, 2021
5200-08 Wayne Ave. public comment PDF January 14, 2021
Automobile Row Thematic historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and map of the proposed Automobile Row Thematic historic district. March 5, 2020
Automobile Row Thematic historic district - 142-44 N Broad St. owner response PDF February 28, 2020
Carnegie Library Thematic historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and map of the proposed Carnegie Library Thematic historic district. March 5, 2020
Central Mt. Airy Commercial historic district nomination (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Central Mt. Airy Commercial historic district. February 7, 2020
French Village historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed French Village historic district. February 11, 2020
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

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