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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 Historical Commission meeting - April 9, 2021 PDF FAQs for Historical Commission meeting scheduled for April 9, 2021 March 31, 2021
FAQs for Committee on Historic Designation meeting - April 21, 2021 PDF FAQs for Committee on Historic Designation meeting scheduled for April 21, 2021 February 19, 2021
FAQs for Committee on Historic Designation meeting - June 2, 2021 PDF FAQs for Committee on Historic Designation meeting scheduled for June 2, 2021 April 8, 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 November 6, 2019
222-48 N. Broad St. nomination PDF October 8, 2020
222-48 N. Broad St. public comment PDF April 8, 2021
319 N. 19th St. and 312 N. 18th St. nomination PDF April 8, 2021
319 N. 19th St. and 312 N. 18th St. public comment PDF March 11, 2021
319 N. 19th St. and 312 N. 18th St. continuance request PDF March 9, 2021
319 N. 19th St. and 312 N. 18th St. continuance request public comment PDF April 8, 2021
401-09 N. 65th St. nomination PDF November 19, 2020
404 Fountain St. nomination PDF April 8, 2021
413 S Perth St. historic district inventory amendment PDF March 19, 2021
514 S. 4th St. reclassification PDF April 8, 2021
915-23 N. Broad St. amendment PDF April 8, 2021
935 S. 3rd St. rescission PDF April 8, 2021
1006 Bainbridge St. nomination PDF April 8, 2021
1106-14 Spring Garden St. nomination PDF April 8, 2021
1106-14 Spring Garden St. structural report PDF February 25, 2021
1106-14 Spring Garden St. historic consultant report PDF February 25, 2021
1206 Chestnut St. nomination PDF January 6, 2021
1533-39 N. 7th St. nomination PDF December 31, 2020
1615 Walnut St. nomination PDF April 8, 2021
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
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. nomination PDF March 2, 2021
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. historic consultant report PDF March 1, 2021
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. public comment PDF April 8, 2021
3143 W. Passyunk Ave. nomination PDF March 2, 2021
3143 W. Passyunk Ave. owner letter to PHC and response PDF February 25, 2021
3143 W. Passyunk Ave. historic consultant report PDF February 25, 2021
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
5139 Wayne Ave. nomination PDF February 2, 2021
5139 Wayne Ave. owner response letters PDF April 1, 2021
5139 Wayne Ave. public comment PDF April 8, 2021
5151 Germantown Ave. nomination PDF February 22, 2021
5200-08 Wayne Ave. nomination PDF February 16, 2021
5200-08 Wayne Ave. public comment PDF January 14, 2021
7631 Ridge Ave. rescission PDF February 22, 2021
8835 Germantown Ave. nomination PDF February 22, 2021
Automobile Row Thematic historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination and inventory for the proposed Automobile Row thematic historic district. April 8, 2021
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. March 31, 2021
French Village historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed French Village historic district. April 7, 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

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