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Spruce Hill Historic District
Criteria for Designation of a Resource as Historic


A building, complex of buildings, structure, site, object or district may be designated historic if it:

  1. Has significant character, interest or value as part of the development, heritage or cultural characteristics of the City, Commonwealth or Nation or is associated with the life of a person significant in the past; or,
  2. Is associated with an event of importance to the history of the City, Commonwealth or Nation; or,
  3. Reflects the environment in an era characterized by a distinctive architectural style; or,
  4. Embodies distinguishing characteristics of an architectural style or engineering specimen; or,
  5. Is the work of a designer, architect, landscape architect or designer, or engineer whose work has significantly influenced the historical, architectural, economic, social or cultural development of the City, Commonwealth or Nation; or,
  6. Contains elements of design, detail, materials, or craftsmanship which represent a significant innovation; or,
  7. Is part of or related to a square, park or other distinctive area which should be preserved according to an historic, cultural or architectural motif; or,
  8. Owing to its unique location or singular physical characteristic, represents an established and familiar visual feature of the neighborhood, community or City; or,
  9. Has yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in pre-history or history; or,
  10. Exemplifies the cultural, political, economic, social or historical heritage of the community.

Source: Philadelphia Historical Commission