Keith Haberern, Chairman
Historic Preservation Commission
See the Historic District Map here.
See the Historic Preservation Plan Element of Collingswood's Master Plan here.
The Borough of Collingswood is proudly distinguished by two Historic Districts, which are listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places. To safeguard Collingswood’s rich architectural heritage and history, The Historic Preservation Commission was established by Ordinance 141-102 in 1986 to review any and all exterior alterations to buildings within both the Commercial and Residential Historic Districts, including: additions to building facades, replacement of windows, doors, roofs and fences, or any other alterations that are visible from the street or public right-of-way.
It is legally incumbent upon owners of property within the Historic Districts to check with the Zoning Office at Borough Hall before initiating any alterations or purchasing any materials that will be added to the exterior of property within the Historic Districts as these changes are subject to the review of the Historic Preservation Commission.
Failure to have building alterations reviewed and approved prior to the beginning of work may result in fines to the property owner. All applications for alterations to residential or commercial buildings should be returned to the Zoning Office no later than twenty (20) days prior to the meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission which takes place on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm. Historic Commission meetings are open to the public and offer a wealth of information and advice on how best to preserve your historic property.
Complete information on Ordinance 141-102 and all other ordinances related to the Historic District and the Historic Preservation Commission is available by visiting Borough Hall or attending a meeting of the Historic Commission. For more information or for applications, please call t 856-854-0720 x125.
Historic Links, Downloads & Information
U.S. Dept of Interior Preservation Briefs - These 44 Preservation Briefs provide easy-to read guidance on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings.
Glossary of Architectural Terms [pdf]
West Collingswood Preservation Plan [pdf]
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