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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 - May 14, 2021 PDF FAQs for Historical Commission scheduled for May 14, 2021 May 6, 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
Resolution thanking Betty Turner for her service - May 14, 2020 PDF May 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 November 6, 2019
318 E. Durham St. nomination PDF April 30, 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
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
514 S. 4th St. historic documentation PDF April 20, 2021
514 S. 4th St. public comment PDF April 21, 2021
721 W. Grange Ave. nomination PDF April 30, 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
1016-18 South St. nomination PDF April 30, 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
1716 Chestnut St. nomination PDF April 30, 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 May 4, 2021
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. historic consultant report PDF March 1, 2021
3101 W. Passyunk Ave. public comment PDF April 8, 2021
3558 Frankford Ave. nomination PDF April 30, 2021
3568 Frankford Ave. nomination PDF April 30, 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
5001 Baltimore Ave. nomination PDF April 30, 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
French Village historic district owner response PDF April 20, 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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