Preservation Toolkit

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Protecting Historic Resources
Many of Philadelphia’s most beloved buildings would not be standing today if it were not for basic legal protections and policies written into local and federal law. Listing on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places protects a building from adverse alteration and unnecessary demolition. Listing on the National Register of Historic Places can provide financial incentives for rehabilitation. Preservation easements ensure a building’s historic character will be maintained in perpetuity. Conservation districts help protect a neighborhood’s unique sense of place. Each of these programs contributes to the protection of our irreplaceable historic resources. Click on the links below to learn more.

Philadelphia Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
Preservation Easements
Neighborhood Conservation Districts

Restoring Buildings and Neighborhoods
Whether it’s the repair of a front porch or the revitalization of a neighborhood commercial corridor, historic preservation provides proven, sustainable tools to improve and maintain the built environment. Click on the links below to learn more about the various resources available to homeowners, developers, and neighbors looking to restore the beauty and livability of historic buildings and neighborhoods.

Rehabilitation Best Practices
Grants and Economic Assistance
Preservation and Sustainability