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Philadelphia historic districts

A historic district is a collection of historic resources linked by a location or theme. In Philadelphia, these districts are nominated to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. During this process, information is collected about the district. It often includes:

  • A narrative that describes the district’s historic significance.
  • An inventory of the resources within its boundaries.
  • A boundary map.

For some districts, manuals for property owners are also available. These materials are maintained by the Philadelphia Historical Commission.

Name Description Released Format
420 Row, 420–434 South 42nd Street historic district (2017) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the 420 Row, 420–434 South 42nd Street historic district. February 13, 2019
1416–32 West Girard Avenue historic district (2018) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the 1416–32 West Girard Avenue historic district. February 13, 2019
3611-31 Spring Garden St. historic district (2021) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the 3611-31 Spring Garden St. historic district. September 1, 2021
Automobile Row historic district (2021) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Automobile Row historic district. July 15, 2021
Awbury historic district (2010) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Awbury historic district. February 13, 2019
Carnegie Library Thematic historic district (2021) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Carnegie Library Thematic historic district. July 12, 2021
Cast iron subway entrances thematic district (2019) PDF Nomination and inventory for the cast iron subway entrances thematic district. February 13, 2019
Central Mt. Airy Commercial historic district (2021) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Central Mt. Airy Commercial historic district. July 13, 2021
Chester Regent historic district (2019) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Chester Regent historic district. May 14, 2019
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
Disston-Tacony Industrial Waterfront historic district (2021) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Disston-Tacony Industrial Waterfront historic district. October 14, 2021
Diamond Street historic district (1996) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Diamond Street historic district. February 13, 2019
East Logan Street historic district (2010) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the East Logan Street historic district. February 13, 2019
F.D.R. Park historic district (2000) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the F.D.R. Park historic district. February 13, 2019
French Village Historic District (2021) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed French Village historic district. November 17, 2021
Girard Estate historic district (1999) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Girard Estate historic district. February 13, 2019
Greenbelt Knoll historic district (2006) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Greenbelt Knoll historic district. February 13, 2019
Historic street paving thematic district (1998) PDF Nomination and inventory for the historic street paving thematic district. February 13, 2019
Jewelers’ Row historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Jewelers' Row historic district. March 28, 2019
Lutheran Theological Seminary historic district (2018) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Lutheran Theological Seminary historic district. February 13, 2019
Main Street Manayunk historic district (1984) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Main Street Manayunk historic district. February 13, 2019
Main Street Manayunk historic district ordinance (1984) PDF Ordinance for the Main Street Manayunk historic district. February 13, 2019
Manheim Square historic district (Under consideration) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the proposed Manheim Square historic district. October 12, 2021
Old City historic district (2003) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Old City historic district. May 4, 2021
Overbrook Farms historic district (2019) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Overbrook Farms historic district. November 12, 2019
Park Mall historic district (1990) PDF Nomination and inventory for the Park Mall historic district. February 13, 2019
Parkside historic district (2009) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Parkside historic district. February 13, 2019
Ridge Avenue Roxborough thematic district (2018) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Ridge Avenue Roxborough Thematic historic district. May 6, 2021
Rittenhouse-Fitler historic district (1995) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Rittenhouse-Fitler historic district. February 13, 2019
Satterlee Heights historic district (2018) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Satterlee Heights historic district. February 13, 2019
Society Hill historic district (1999) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Society Hill historic district. May 30, 2019
Spring Garden historic district (2001) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Spring Garden historic district. February 13, 2019
Tudor East Falls historic district (2009) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Tudor East Falls historic district. February 13, 2019
Wayne Junction historic district (2018) PDF Nomination, inventory, and boundary map for the Wayne Junction historic district. February 13, 2019

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