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Proposed Victorian Roxborough Historic District

CRCA is working with the Philadelphia Historical Commission to nominate parts of Central Roxborough for consideration as a new historic district.

This page contains information that will help you understand why we believe a historic district can be an appropriate tool in responding to development pressures, and that it will help our neighborhood preserve its unique residential character and quality of life.

More Information

This is the Official Notice of the Philadelphia Historic Commission regarding Public Meetings to Consider the Designation of the Victorian Roxborough Historic District. Registration links for Commission meetings are in the notice.

First Meeting:

  • COMMITTEE ON HISTORIC DESIGNATION
  • APRIL 20, 2022, 9:30 A.M.

Second Meeting:

You can read our official nomination document on the City's website.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Learn about Councilman Curtis Jonesí demolition moratorium in the areas being considered for this historic District.

Please send us questions that you have here: victorianrox@crca.us.

Maps of the District

These are maps of the proposed district and the surrounding area.

A PDF file of these maps is available for download here.

Useful Links

View video recordings of our two community meetings at the links below:

Here's a guide to the historical nomination process from the Preservation Alliance website:
http://www.preservationalliance.com/publications/Phila_Nominations_Online.pdf

A guide to researching a historic property:
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/faq/guides/HouseHistory.pdf

Additional information can be found on Google Books by searching for our addresses or names in our deed histories:
http://books.google.com

Note that Philadelphia street names have changed through the years. We can look up old street names and changes here:
https://www.phillyhistory.org/HistoricStreets/default.aspx