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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.[1]


According to the Philadelphia Historical Commission, sites eligible for listing are those that possess any of the following:[2]

  1. 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.
  2. Associated with an event of importance to the history of the City, Commonwealth or Nation.
  3. Reflects the environment in an era characterized by a distinctive architectural style.
  4. Embodies distinguishing characteristics of an architectural style or engineering specimen.
  5. 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.
  6. Contains elements of design, detail, materials or craftsmanship which represent a significant innovation.
  7. 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.
  8. Represents an established and familiar visual feature of the neighborhood, community or City.
  9. Has yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in pre-history or history.
  10. 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.[3]

Current listings

The lists below contain properties on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places:

Properties listed in the register by name


Name Image Location Description
Arnest Mansion (demolished)
Bachelors Barge Club 6 Boathouse Row
Mediterranean style boathouse built in 1894.
Bartram House with Garden and dependencies
Belmont Mansion
Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Blue Bell Tavern
Boelson Cottage
Cedar Grove
Chamounix Mansion
College Boat Club
Crescent Boat Club
Dickens and Little Nell Statue Clark Park
One of only two life-sized sculptures of Dickens. He had requested that there not be any public memorials to him.[6]
Dream Garden Glass Mosaic
Dunning Coaches' Center White Field House, University of Pennsylvania
East Park Canoe House
Eastern State Penitentiary
Fairmount Rowing Association
Fairmount Water Works
Fort Mifflin
Founders Memorial Bell
Frankford Avenue Bridge
Glen Fern/Livezey House
Greenland (demolished)
Hall-Wiley House (demolished)
Hatfield House
Hermitage ~700 Hermit La
Horse Trough at 300 Bainbridge St
Horse Trough at 147 N 02nd St
Horse Trough at 315 S 09th St
Horse Trough at 615 S Washington Sq
Horse Trough at 312 Arch St
Krewstown Road House Eaton-Henderson House
Laurel Hill
Lemon Hill
Lloyd Hall; Plaisted Hall (demolished)
Malta Boat Club
Manayunk Canal structures
Memorial Hall
Morgan Building University of Pennsylvania
Mount Pleasant
Music Building University of Pennsylvania
New Market Headhouse
Ohio State Building
Penn Athletic Club Rowing Association
Pennsylvania Barge Club
Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial
Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Ridgeland (Mount Prospect)
Rittenhouse House approx. address:207 Lincoln Dr
Rittenhouse Town approx. address:206 Lincoln Dr
Rittenhouse Town approx. address:208 Lincoln Dr
Rittenhouse Town approx. address:209 Lincoln Dr
Rittenhouse Town approx. address:210 Lincoln Dr includes barn
Rodin Museum
Sedgeley Porter's House
Sedgeley Club
Sedgeley Guard House
Smith Memorial Playhouse
Strawberry Mansion
Swann Memorial Fountain
The Cliffs (ruins, fire on 2/22/1986)
The Lilacs
The Monastery
Thomas Mill Covered Bridge
Undine Barge Club
University Barge Club
Valley Green Inn
Vesper Boat Club
Walnut Lane Bridge over the Wissahickon Creek
Walnut Lane Bridge over Lincoln Drive and Monoshone Creek
Wanamaker Eagle at Grand Court, Wanamaker Building
Washington Fountain
Weightman Hall University of Pennsylvania
Wissahickon Hall Police District 92
Wissahickon Memorial Bridge
Woodford Mansion
WPA Murals at Family Court

Properties listed in the register by address


Name Image Location Description
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

Historic districts listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places:[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Philadelphia Register of Historic Places: Register". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-06-2013. 
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Register of Historic Places: Designation". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Archived from the original on 2006-10-05. Retrieved 03-06-2013. 
  3. ^ "Philadelphia Historical Commission". City of Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-06-2013. 
  4. ^ Properties that do not have official addresses as assigned by Philadelphia's Office of Property Assessment (OPA).
  5. ^ "PRHP: List of properties without official addresses". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-06-2013. 
  6. ^ Malkin, Bonnie (14 March 2011). "Rare Charles Dickens statue restored to Sydney park after 40 years missing". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  7. ^ "PRHP: List of properties with OPA-compliant addresses". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-07-2013. 
  8. ^ "PRHP: List of historic districts". Philadelphia Historical Commission. Retrieved 03-07-2013. 

External links

  • City of Philadelphia Historical Commission
  • Philadelphia Register of Historic Places - Lists
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