Philadelphia Historical Commission
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The Philadelphia Historical Commission identifies and designates historic resources, listing them on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, an inventory that currently includes more than 22,000 properties and 15 historic districts. 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.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the agency's home page.
In The News
- City taskforce unveils new approach to preservation aimed at saving unrecognized Philly history, Plan Philly, April 4, 2019.
- 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.