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 is 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 a 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 city 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 selected notable otable properties on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places:
Properties listed in the register by name
Properties that do not have an official address as assigned by Philadelphia's Office of Property Assessment (OPA).
Properties listed in the register by address
This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (March 2013)
The complete list contains over 11,000 sites.
|1616 Walnut Street Building||1616–26 Walnut St.|
|Oliver H. Bair Funeral Home||1818–20 Chestnut St.|
|Belgravia Hotel||1811–19 Chestnut St.|
|Boyd Theatre||1910 Chestnut St.|
|Carpenter Station||201 Carpenter Ln.|
|Centennial National Bank||3140–42 Market St.||The bank of the Centennial Exposition. It was designed by the renowned architect Frank Furness.|
|Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany||318–30 S. 13th St.|
|Congregation B'nai Abraham||523-527 Lombard St.|
|Drake Hotel||1512–14 Spruce St.|
|Family Court Building||1801 Vine St.|
|Gravers Station||300 E. Gravers Ln.|
|Greenwood Cemetery||930 Adams Ave.|
|Guild House||711–39 Spring Garden St.|
|Loews Philadelphia Hotel||1200 Market St.||Philadelphia Savings Fund Society building|
|Carl Mackley Houses||1401 E. Bristol St.|
|Mount Moriah Cemetery gates||1801 Cemetery Ave.|
|The Philadelphia Club||1301–03 Walnut St.|
|Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral||13–19 S. 38th St.||Listed as Church of the Savior|
|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 2004–05.|
|United States Custom House||200–32 Chestnut St.|
|The Warwick||1701–15 Locust St.|
|Wetherill Mansion||251 S. 18th St.|
|Wissahickon||5215–31 Schuyler St.|
Historic districts listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places:
|1416-32 West Girard Avenue Historic District||2018|
|420 Row - 420 to 434 South 42nd Street Historic District||2017|
|Awbury Historic District||2010|
|Diamond Street Historic District||1996|
|East Logan Street Historic District||2010|
|F.D.R. Park Historic District||2000|
|Girard Estate Historic District||1999|
|Greenbelt Knoll Historic District||2006|
|Historic Paving Street Thematic District||1998|
|Manayunk Main Street Historic District||1984|
|Old City Historic District||2003|
|Park Avenue Historic District||1990|
|Parkside Historic District||2009|
|Rittenhouse Fitler Historic District||1995|
|Satterlee Heights Historic Districts||2018|
|Society Hill Historic District||1999|
|Spring Garden Historic District||2001|
|Tudor East Falls Historic District||2009|
|Wayne Junction Historic District||2018|
- List of National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Pennsylvania
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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