The Roundhouse moves closer to historic preservation with committee vote

The former Police Administration Building is one step closer to becoming a historically designated property.

A committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission has unanimously approved the midcentury building, commonly referred to as the Roundhouse, for inclusion on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, an inventory of properties that cannot be legally demolished without commission approval.

“It’s such a significant building,” said committee member Suzanna Barucco during Wednesday’s meeting. “I know that there will be a use found for this building.”

  • September 7, 2023
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