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.
  • Matters relating to historic designation. This includes nominations to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.

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

This page hosts the most recent agendas and applications. You can also view older agendas and minutes and successful nominations.

Notice: Meetings of the Historical Commission and its committees have moved online. You can view recordings of the remote meetings.

Meeting schedule and guidelines

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Historical Commission 2020 meeting schedule PDF The 2020 dates and submission deadlines for meetings of the Philadelphia Historical Commission and its committees. September 10, 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 21, 2020 PDF FAQs for October 21, 2020 Committee on Historic Designation meeting and November 13, 2020 Historical Commission meeting October 14, 2020
FAQs for Architectural Committee meeting - October 27, 2020 PDF FAQs for October 27, 2020 Architectural Committee meeting and November 13, 2020 Historical Commission meeting October 20, 2020
FAQs for Committee on Financial Hardship meeting - October 27, 2020 PDF FAQs for October 27, 2020 Committee on Financial Hardship meeting and November 13, 2020 Historical Commission meeting October 20, 2020

Meeting agendas

Building permit applications under review

Designation matters under review

Title Description Category Author Date Format
122 S. 19th St. nomination PDF November 6, 2019
156 W. School House Ln. nomination PDF May 6, 2020
208-10 Rex Ave. nomination PDF April 9, 2019
222-48 N. Broad St. nomination PDF October 8, 2020
210-12 N. 12th St. nomination PDF October 8, 2020
500 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd. nomination PDF September 18, 2020
600 block of S. Orianna St. rescission request PDF October 19, 2020
801-15 N. 4th St. and 319 Brown St. nomination PDF October 2, 2020
1045-49 Sarah St. nomination PDF October 2, 2020
1401 E. Susquehanna Ave. nomination PDF October 8, 2020
1533-39 N. 7th St. nomination PDF April 30, 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
3101 and 3143 W. Passyunk Ave. nomination PDF June 5, 2020
3412 Haverford Ave. nomination PDF October 2, 2020
3414 Haverford Ave. nomination PDF October 2, 2020
3412-3414 Haverford Ave. analysis prepared for Mattioni, Ltd. PDF August 18, 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
3701-15 Chestnut St. nomination PDF August 14, 2020
5250 Unruh Ave. nomination PDF October 2, 2020
5848 City Ave. nomination PDF October 8, 2020
5900-02 Germantown Ave. rescission request PDF October 8, 2020
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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