Chapter 88 Historic Districts: http://ecode360.com/6528463

Chapter 155 Zoning:  http://ecode360.com/6532485

The Historical Commission shall perform those duties established by Chapter 88 and by Chapter 155 with respect to recommending to the Board of Commissioners those properties to be placed on or removed from the Historic Resource Inventory, distinguishing between those properties to be classified as Class I and Class II Historic Resources. The Historical Commission shall further give counsel to the Board of Commissioners, as provided for in this chapter and in Chapters 62, 135 and 155, regarding the preservation or demolition of those resources of historic significance located in the Township, but not within a local historic district.

Application for Review (PDF, 148 KB) - To initiate the process of obtaining a building permit for a property on the Historic Resource inventory (HRI), applicants must submit a completed copy of this application.

The Historic Resource Preservation Ordinance - enacted 3/15/2000, contains the references to all Code Chapters impacted by this ordinance.

The story of the township's Historic Road Markers.

Historic Preservation Awards

The HARB and the Historical Commission periodically co-sponsor awards. The 2017 Historic Preservation Awards were held on October 19 and took place at the Levering Mill Tribute House.

In 2017 the Township was proud to honor 9 historic preservation projects, 3 individuals for communication/education efforts, 8 past members of the HARB and Historical Commission, and Gerald Francis, recipient of the Robert DeSilets Award.

View the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards Presentation (PDF, 1.1 MB)

View the 2012 Historic Preservation Awards Presentation (PDF, 10.2 MB) 

Useful Links

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
National Park Service Preservation Briefs

Upcoming Historical Commission Meeting Dates

Subject to later notice of change of time and location, Renovation, Conditional Use and Inventory Amendment Applications of Historic Resources will be heard starting at 4:00 PM on the below dates.

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Historical Commission - SPECIAL MEETING

Chair: Christian Busch
Vice-Chair: Gerry Fisher

AGENDA


Potential Historic Resource Inventory Amendments

  1. The Commission will discuss potential historic resources that may warrant listing on the Historic Resource Inventory (Inventory), or an upgrade in status from Class 2 to Class 1. A Township consultant surveyed these properties and recommended status changes. The purpose of this meeting will be to narrow down this pool of properties, not to recommend inclusion on the Inventory at this time. The properties being considered are described in the PDF linked below.

NOTE: Recommendations acted upon at the Historical Commission will be discussed at the following meeting:

Building & Planning Committee
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
approx. 6:30 PM
Board Room, Township Building

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