Philadelphia Historic Preservation
See something historic? Say something. Here’s a beginner’s guide to nominating a building, structure, district, or street for historic designation.
It looks a lot different now than 70 years ago
Philadelphia is filled with certified historic cemeteries dating back to the late 1600s, and we've rounded up 16 of them right here. Some of them are neglected and downright spooky, while others have been beautifully maintained throughout history.
Only owned and lived in by one family
In the midst of a legal battle over the space
But there is a lot more to the national park than Independence Hall or the Liberty. In fact, there are 55 acres of Independence National Historical Park to explore, if you just know where to look.
From Rittenhouse Square to the Rodin Museum, many Philly landmarks are tied to the French architect
The plan includes demolishing part of the existing historic buildings
The 6th and Chestnut interior has been stripped to make way for a Wawa
The building was most recently used for Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices
The architects and structures that shaped the 20th-century style—and the fate of their legacy.
The report presented the city with eight main suggestions
OCF is delivering apartments in 2020
It was built in 1874 and added to the register of historic places
The architect, who was the first black student to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s design program, is behind some of the most beloved and iconic buildings in and around Philadelphia.
It’s a three-bed place
More routes and more stops
Checking in with the historic renovation project
It started coming down Thursday night
To celebrate MLK Day, we put together this map of all the places that he left his mark in and around Philly, from Girard College to a rowhouse in Camden.
The project would include residential units and office space
From the most controversial to the ones that made the biggest impact
The fastest ocean liner might be leaving Philly
Come for the show, stay for the glorious architecture. Here, we’ve mapped 10 historic and spectacular theaters in Philly that have withstood the test of time and continue to wow with their impressive interiors.