List of National Historic Landmarks in Philadelphia

List of National Historic Landmarks in Philadelphia

There are 67 National Historic Landmarks within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

See also the List of National Historic Landmarks in Pennsylvania, which covers the other 98 National Historic Landmarks in the rest of the state.

Current listings

[1] Landmark name Image Date designated[2] Location Neighborhood Description
1 Academy of Music
Academy of Music
December 29, 1962
(#66000674)
Center City

Broad & Locust Sts.

Rittenhouse Square West Former longtime home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and current home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. The oldest opera house in the United States that is still used for its original purpose.
2 American Philosophical Society Hall
American Philosophical Society Hall
January 12, 1965
(#66000675)
Center City

104 S. 5th St.
Independence Square

Independence Mall Society founded 1743 by John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.
3 Arch Street Friends Meeting House
Arch Street Friends Meeting House
June 23, 2011
(#71000716)
Center City
302–338 Arch Street

Independence Mall Built by noted Federal period architect Owen Biddle. In continuous use since 1805. The largest Quaker meeting house in the country.
4 Athenaeum
Athenaeum
December 8, 1976
(#72001144)
Center City

219 S. 6th St.

Washington Square East A special collections library founded in 1814. The building was designed in 1845 by John Notman.
5 John Bartram House
John Bartram House
October 9, 1960
(#66000676)
Southwest Philadelphia

54th St. & Lindbergh Blvd.

Bartram Village A home of colonial-era botanist John Bartram, the site of the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America.
6 Boathouse Row
Boathouse Row
February 27, 1987
(#87000821)
North Philadelphia

1–15 Kelly Drive

Fairmount A row of fifteen historic boathouses along the Schuylkill River. The Schuylkill Navy is based here. Architect Frank Furness and the Undine Barge Club have association with this site.
7 Carpenters' Hall
Carpenters' Hall
April 15, 1970
(#70000552)
Center City

320 Chestnut St.

Independence Mall The First Continental Congress met here.
8 Christ Church
Christ Church
April 15, 1970
(#70000553)
Center City

2nd St., between Market & Filbert Sts.

Old City Founded 1695. First Episcopal Church in the country. Built 1727–1744.
9 Church of the Advocate
Church of the Advocate
June 19, 1996
(#80003620)
North Philadelphia

18th & Diamond Sts.

North Philadelphia Built 1887–1897. The site in 1974 of the first ordinations of women as priests in the Episcopal Church.
10 Cliveden
Cliveden
January 20, 1961
(#66000677)
Northwest Philadelphia

6401 Germantown Ave.

Mt. Airy The scene of fighting at the Battle of Germantown.
11 The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Building
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Building
October 6, 2008
(#08001088)
Center City

19 South 22nd St.

Rittenhouse Square West
12 Colonial Germantown Historic District
Colonial Germantown Historic District
June 23, 1965
(#66000678)
Northwest Philadelphia

Germantown Ave., between Windrim Ave. & Upsal St.

Mt. Airy and Germantown Associated with William Penn.
13 John Coltrane House
John Coltrane House
January 20, 1999
(#99000628)
North Philadelphia

1511 North 33rd St.

Strawberry Mansion A home of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane.
14 Edward D. Cope House
1984 HABS photo
May 15, 1975
(#75001660)
Center City

2102 Pine St.

Rittenhouse Square West A home of paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope, who is listed in National Academy of Science.
15 Thomas Eakins House
1967 HABS photo
December 21, 1965
(#66000679)
North Philadelphia

1729 Mount Vernon Pl.

Spring Garden Home of painter Thomas Eakins.
16 Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary
June 23, 1965
(#66000680)
North Philadelphia

21st St. & Fairmount Ave.

Fairmount Considered to be the world's first true penitentiary, designed by John Haviland.
17 Elfreth's Alley Historic District
Elfreth's Alley Historic District
October 9, 1960
(#66000681)
Center City

Between 2nd & Front Sts.

Old City The country's oldest residential neighborhood in continuous use.
18 Fairmount Water Works
Fairmount Water Works
May 11, 1976
(#76001662)
North Philadelphia

Eastern banks of the Schuylkill River

Fairmount Park First municipal waterworks in the United States. Designed in 1812 by Frederick Graff and built between 1819 and 1822, it operated until 1909.
19 First Bank of the United States
First Bank of the United States
May 4, 1987
(#87001292)
Center City

116 S. Third St.

Independence Mall Has association with Washington and Alexander Hamilton.
20 Fort Mifflin
Fort Mifflin
August 29, 1970
(#70000554)
Southwest Philadelphia

Marina & Penrose Ferry Rds.

Philadelphia International Airport Revolutionary War-era fort on the Delaware River.
21 Founder's Hall, Girard College
Founder's Hall, Girard College
August 4, 1969
(#69000158)
North Philadelphia

Corinthian & Girard Aves.

Girard College Boarding school (K-12) for orphans established by the will of Stephen Girard.
22 Friends Hospital
Friends Hospital
January 20, 1999
(#10000002)
Northeast Philadelphia

4641 Roosevelt Blvd.

Northwood The first private psychiatric hospital in the U.S., founded in 1813 by the Quakers. Designed and/or influenced by William Tuke, York Retreat, and Thomas Scattergood.
23 Furness Library, School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania
Furness Library, School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania
February 4, 1985
(#72001154)
West Philadelphia

34th St. below Walnut St.

University City Library at the University of Pennsylvania, designed by Frank Furness.
24 Germantown (Manheim) Cricket Club
Germantown (Manheim) Cricket Club
February 27, 1987
(#87000758)
Northwest Philadelphia

5140 Morris St.

Germantown Bill Tilden was a member.
25 Frances Ellen Watkins Harper House
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper House
December 8, 1976
(#76001663)
South Philadelphia

1006 Bainbridge St.

Bella Vista A home of Frances Harper
26 Hill-Keith-Physick House
1972 HABS photo
January 7, 1976
(#71000726)
Center City

321 S. Fourth St.

Society Hill A home of Philip Syng Physick, "father of American surgery".
27 Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital
Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital
June 23, 1965
(#66000684)
West Philadelphia

49th & Market Sts.

Mill Creek Men's hospital built 1856–59. Plan influenced by Thomas Story Kirkbride.
28 Insurance Company of North America (INA) Building
Insurance Company of North America (INA) Building
June 2, 1978
(#78002449)
Center City

1600 Arch St.

Logan Square
29 Johnson House
Johnson House
December 9, 1997
(#72001162)
Northwest Philadelphia

6306 Germantown Ave.

Germantown Underground Railroad station house within the Colonial Germantown Historic District.
30 Laurel Hill Cemetery
Laurel Hill Cemetery
August 5, 1998
(#77001185)
North Philadelphia

3822 Ridge Ave.

Fairmount Park One of the first rural cemeteries, designed by John Notman.
31 J. Peter Lesley House
J. Peter Lesley House
October 12, 1994
(#94001646)
Center City

1008 Clinton St.

Washington Square West A home of geologist J. Peter Lesley.
32 James Logan Home
James Logan Home
January 12, 1965
(#66000690)
North Philadelphia

18th & Cortland Sts.

Logan The colonial-era home of James Logan.
33 Memorial Hall
Memorial Hall
December 8, 1976
(#76001665)
West Philadelphia

North Concourse Drive

Fairmount Park Designed by Herman Schwartzmann for the 1876 Centennial Exposition.
34 Merchants' Exchange Building
Merchants' Exchange Building
August 7, 2001
(#01001047)
Center City

143 S. Third St.

Independence Mall Designed by William Strickland; part of Independence National Historical Park
35 Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church
Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church
May 30, 1974
(#72001166)
Center City

419 Richard Allen Ave.
(South 6th St.)

Society Hill African Methodist Episcopal church on Underground Railroad that was visited by Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Mott, Rosa Parks, and Colin Powell.
36 Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant
May 30, 1974
(#66000685)
North Philadelphia

East Reservoir Drive

Fairmount Park
37 New Century Guild
New Century Guild
November 4, 1993
(#93001611)
Center City

1307 Locust St.

Washington Square West
38 New Market
New Market
November 13, 1966
(#66000686)
Center City

S. 2nd St., between Pine & Lombard Sts.

Society Hill
39 Charles Willson Peale House
1967 HABS photo
December 21, 1965
(#66000687)
North Philadelphia

2100 Clarkson Ave.

Logan A home of Raphael, Rembrandt and Reubens Peale also became artists and have association with this site.
40 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
May 15, 1975
(#71000731)
Center City

Broad & Cherry Sts.

Hahnemann
41 Pennsylvania Hospital
Pennsylvania Hospital
June 22, 1965
(#66000688)
Center City

8th & Spruce Sts.

Washington Square West Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin supported its development.
42 Philadelphia City Hall
Philadelphia City Hall
December 8, 1976
(#76001666)
Center City

Penn Square, at Broad & Market Sts.

Market East Designed by John McArthur, Jr.; decorated by Alexander Milne Calder, including sculpture of William Penn on top.
43 Philadelphia Contributionship
1958 HABS photo
December 22, 1977
(#71000732)
Center City

212 S. 4th St.

Society Hill The oldest property insurance company in the United States, founded in 1752 by Benjamin Franklin. Built 1836.
44 Philadelphia's Masonic Temple
Philadelphia's Masonic Temple
February 4, 1985
(#71000727)
Center City

1 N. Broad St.

Market East
45 Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) Building
Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) Building
December 8, 1976
(#76001667)
Center City

12 S. 12th St.

Market East Designed by William Lescaze.
46 Philadelphia School of Design for Women
Philadelphia School of Design for Women
November 4, 1993
(#93001608)
North Philadelphia

1346 North Broad St.

Cabot Founded in 1848 by Sarah Peter, the only women's art and design college in the nation.
47 Edgar Allan Poe House
Edgar Allan Poe House
December 29, 1962
(#66000689)
North Philadelphia

532 N. 7th St.

Callowhill A home of Edgar Allan Poe.
48 Race Street Meetinghouse
Race Street Meetinghouse
November 4, 1993
(#93001610)
Center City

1515 Cherry St.

Hahnemann Hicksites were here. Hannah Clothier Hull, Lucretia Mott, and Alice Paul have some association here.
49 Reading Terminal and Trainshed
Reading Terminal and Trainshed
December 8, 1976
(#72001170)
Center City

1115–1141 Market St.

Philadelphia Historic train depot, passenger station, and company headquarters of the Reading Railroad.
50 Reynolds-Morris House
1972 HABS photo
December 24, 1967
(#67000020)
Center City

225 South Eighth St.

Society Hill
51 Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratories and David Goddard Laboratories Buildings
Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratories and David Goddard Laboratories Buildings
January 16, 2009
(#09000081)
West Philadelphia

3700–3710 Hamilton Walk

University City Two connected buildings on the University of Pennsylvania that were designed by Louis Kahn and built in the 1960s
52 Rittenhousetown Historic District
1995 HABS photo
April 27, 1992
(#92001878)
Northwest Philadelphia

206–210 Lincoln Drive

Fairmount Park
53 St. James-the-Less Episcopal Church
St. James-the-Less Episcopal Church
February 4, 1985
(#74001801)
North Philadelphia

Hunting Park Ave. at Clearfield St.

Allegheny West Gothic church of important design influence
54 St. Mark's Episcopal Church
1958 HABS photo
February 4, 1985
(#82003815)
Center City

1625 Locust St.

Rittenhouse Square East Designed by John Notman.
55 St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
June 18, 1996
(#96000969)
Center City

Third & Pine Sts.

Society Hill Designed and/or built by Robert Smith.
56 Second Bank of the United States
Second Bank of the United States
May 4, 1987
(#87001293)
Center City

420 Chestnut St.

Independence Mall Designed by William Strickland. Associated with Nicholas Biddle and Andrew Jackson.
57 Thomas Sully Residence
1968 HABS photo
December 21, 1965
(#66000691)
Center City

530 Spruce St.

Society Hill Home of Thomas Sully.
58 Henry O. Tanner Homesite
1980 HABS photo
May 11, 1976
(#76001672)
North Philadelphia

2908 West Diamond St.

Strawberry Mansion A home of Henry Ossawa Tanner
59 United States Naval Asylum
United States Naval Asylum
January 7, 1976
(#72001173)
South Philadelphia

Gray's Ferry Ave. at 24th St.

Southwest Center City Designed by William Strickland.
60 USS BECUNA
USS BECUNA
January 14, 1986
(#78002458)
Center City

Penn's Landing, Delaware Ave. & Spruce St.

Penn's Landing A Balao-class submarine that fought in World War II.
61 USS OLYMPIA
USS OLYMPIA
January 29, 1964
(#66000692)
Center City

Penn's Landing, Pier 40, at the foot of Chestnut St.

Penn's Landing A naval cruiser that served as Battle of Manila Bay in 1898, during the Spanish–American War.
62 Wagner Free Institute of Science
Wagner Free Institute of Science
December 14, 1990
(#89000361)
North Philadelphia

17th St. & Montgomery Ave.

North Central Founded by William Wagner. Dr. Joseph Leidy has some association, also.
63 Walnut Street Theatre
Walnut Street Theatre
December 29, 1962
(#66000693)
Center City

9th & Walnut Sts.

Washington Square West The oldest continuously operating theatre in the English-speaking world and the oldest in the United States. Maude Adams, Sarah Bernhardt, John Drew, Sir Henry Irving, Richard Mansfield, and Ellen Terry performed here.
64 John Wanamaker Store
John Wanamaker Store
June 2, 1978
(#78002459)
Center City

Juniper & Market Sts.

Market East One of the first department stores in the United States.
65 Woodford
Woodford
December 24, 1967
(#67000021)
North Philadelphia

E. Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park A home of William Coleman.
66 The Woodlands
The Woodlands
December 24, 1967
(#67000022)
West Philadelphia

4000 Woodland Ave.

University City Colonial mansion and later a rural cemetery.
67 Wyck
Wyck
December 14, 1990
(#71000736)
Northwest Philadelphia

6206 Germantown Ave.

Germantown Historic house, begun in 1690, the oldest in Germantown, the site of a British field hospital in the Battle of Germantown.

See also

References

  1. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined , differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.