Philadelphia Register of Historic Places
The Philadelphia Register of Historic Places (PRHP) is a register of historic places by the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Buildings, structures, sites, objects, interiors, and districts can be added to the list.
According to the Philadelphia Historical Commission, sites eligible for listing are those that possess any of the following:
- Has significant character, interest or value as part of the development, heritage or cultural characteristics of the City, Commonwealth or Nation or associated with the life of a person significant in the past.
- Associated with an event of importance to the history of the City, Commonwealth or Nation.
- Reflects the environment in an era characterized by a distinctive architectural style.
- Embodies distinguishing characteristics of an architectural style or engineering specimen.
- Is the work of a designer, architect, landscape architect or designer, or engineer whose work has significantly influenced the historical, architectural, economic, social, or cultural development of the City, Commonwealth or Nation.
- Contains elements of design, detail, materials or craftsmanship which represent a significant innovation.
- Is part of or related to a square, park or other distinctive area which should be preserved according to an historic, cultural or architectural motif.
- Represents an established and familiar visual feature of the neighborhood, community or City.
- Has yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in pre-history or history.
- Exemplifies the cultural, political, economic, social or historical heritage of the community.
Properties listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places may also be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, be listed as a National Historic Landmark, or listed as a contributing property in a National Historic District.
Philadelphia Historical Commission
The Philadelphia Historical Commission is the state agency responsible for overseeing the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places and ensuring the preservation of Philadelphia's historic resources including buildings, structures, sites, objects, interiors, and districts.
The lists below contain properties on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places:
Properties listed in the register by name
Properties listed in the register by address
|1616 Walnut Street Building||1616-26 Walnut St|
|Belgravia Hotel||1811-19 Chestnut St|
|Boyd Theatre||1910 Chestnut St|
|Carpenter Station||201 Carpenter La|
|Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany||318-30 S 13th St|
|Drake Hotel||1512-14 Spruce St|
|Gravers Station||300 E Gravers La|
|Greenwood Cemetery||930 Adams Ave|
|Guild House||711-39 Spring Garden St|
|Loews Philadelphia Hotel||1200 Market St|
|Carl Mackley Houses||1401 E Bristol St|
|Oliver H. Bair Funeral Home||1818-20 Chestnut St|
|Wetherill Mansion||251 S 18th St|
|The Philadelphia Club||1301-03 Walnut St|
|Philadelphia Sketch Club||233-37 S Camac St|
|Ruan House||4278 Griscom St|
|Sun Oil Building||1608-14 Walnut St|
|The Touraine||1520-28 Spruce St|
|Tulpehocken Station||314 W Tulpehocken St|
|Union Bank of Philadelphia Building||249-53 Arch St||The building was used to house the cast of The Real World: Philadelphia in 2004-2005.|
|United States Custom House||200-32 Chestnut St|
|Wissahickon||5215-31 Schuyler St|
Historic districts listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places:
- List of National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Pennsylvania
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- "Philadelphia Register of Historic Places: Register". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-06-2013.
- "Philadelphia Register of Historic Places: Designation". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-06-2013.
- "Philadelphia Historical Commission". City of Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-06-2013.
- Properties that do not have official addresses as assigned by Philadelphia's Office of Property Assessment (OPA).
- "PRHP: List of properties without official addresses". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-06-2013.
- Malkin, Bonnie (14 March 2011). "Rare Charles Dickens statue restored to Sydney park after 40 years missing". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-03-14.
- "PRHP: List of properties with OPA-compliant addresses". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-07-2013.
- "PRHP: List of historic districts". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-07-2013.