Philadelphia Historical Commission
Established in 1955, the Philadelphia Historical Commission is the City of Philadelphia’s regulatory agency responsible for ensuring the preservation of historically significant buildings, structures, sites, objects, interiors and districts in Philadelphia.
The Commission reviews building permit applications for alterations to buildings on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places; designates historic properties; provides technical information; and reviews Section 106 applications.
In The News
- Small increase in Historical Commission staff size precedes “big changes” in preservation, Plan Philly, September 8, 2017.
- Can Jewelers Row buildings be saved from wrecking ball?, Philly Voice, September 19, 2016.
- South Philly rowhome of the 'Gentle Don' deemed not historic, Newsworks, March 17, 2016.