PHL-Powelton-RoofLine-Baring_18 012Our Organization

Welcome to the home of the Powelton Village Civic Association (PVCA). We are an all-volunteer organization of residents dedicated to making Powelton Village a better place to live and work. We advocate for issues impacting our community, ensure responsible development in the neighborhood, help preserve historic buildings, organize clean-ups and social events, support neighborhood schools, maintain parks and playgrounds, keep our sidewalks and public spaces green, and much more.

The PVCA holds monthly meetings and sponsors numerous community events throughout the year. We welcome all residents of Powelton Village as members. Learn more about the PVCA here.

Our Neighborhood

Powelton Village is a residential neighborhood located in the University City section of West Philadelphia. It is a National Historic District with a wide variety of Victorian architecture. Powelton Village’s unique character is protected by a Neighborhood Conservation Overlay (NCO) on the Philadelphia zoning code. Learn more about the neighborhood here.

During this time of isolation and distancing, Poweltonians are keeping up with the seasonal changes around the neighborhood via a Flickr photo page named “Samuel Powel.”

If you would like to add some of your own photos email qualitychair@poweltonvillage.org for instructions.


Hamilton Street Porch Sale Cancelled for 2020

We are sad to inform the community that the Hamilton Street Porch Sale has been cancelled for 2020 due to concerns about COVID-19.  We hope to resume this wonderful neighborhood tradition next year!

Historic District RFP

The PVCA is seeking a qualified architectural historian to prepare a nomination of the Powelton Village Historic District for listing on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. A Request for Proposal (RFP) describing the goals, submission requirements, and proposal schedule can be downloaded here.

As our ongoing, neighborhood-wide conversation about becoming a local historic district continues, please visit this page for answers to your questions!