Historic District Information

What is a historic district?

A historic district is a collection of historic resources linked by a location or theme. In Philadelphia, these districts are nominated to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.


Central Roxborough Civic Association (CRCA)

CRCA nominated parts of Central Roxborough for consideration as a new historic district. On May 18, 2022, the Philadelphia Historical Commission officially considered and approved the Victorian Roxborough Historic District, which includes 350 houses and the is the largest new district in many years.

Nomination for Victorian Roxborough Historic District >>

Philadelphia Historical Commission

Philadelphia Historic Districts >>

Historic Designation Information for Property Owners >>

Historic Preservation Recommendations for the Lower Northwest Planning District >>

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

How to Nominate an Individual Building, Structure, Site or Object to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places >>