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The Philadelphia Historical Commission is a City agency created in 1955 to preserve and protect the cultural resources that have historic, architectural, cultural and archeological significance in the City of Philadelphia. These important sites are listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, which has over 11,000 properties, including nine historic districts, throughout the city. The Historical Commission also services a library and research facility with information on approximately 20,000 properties in the City. The Commission staff offers technical advice to property owners, architects and developers on preserving and maintaining their properties as well as guidance about state and federal historic preservation laws and federal tax incentives.

General Contact Information

Philadelphia Historical Commission
City Hall, Room 576
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-7660
(215) 686-7674 (fax)


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