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July 6, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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FYI: PA SHPO’s Updated Project Review Form!

The PA SHPO has recently updated its project review form. Please updated any downloaded or bookmarked forms.

You can find the new form on PHMC’s website here: https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/About/Documents/SHPO%20Project%20Review%20Form_Digital%20Submission.pdf

Updates include:
Reminders!
  • All initial project submissions must be submitted via email to the PA SHPO’s Project Review resource account.  Please continue to follow the process for emailing submissions outlined here: 
    https://pahistoricpreservation.com/shpo-environmental-review-continuity-operations/
  • Initial project submissions must include two separate PDFs: one for the Project Review Form and one for the attachments.
  • Applicants should only contact reviewers directly for existing projects after consultation has been initiated and a PA SHPO Environmental Review number assigned.

PA SHPO will return Project Review Forms that are submitted incorrectly or incomplete.

Please note:

This form and the email submission process will remain in place until PA-SHARE comes online early next year.

July 1, 2020
by smassey
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Hollidaysburg’s Canal Era Houses

With the help of the federal and state historic tax credits, a local team gives the 1847 Canal Houses 1 & 2 in Hollidaysburg, Blair County a third lease on life as retail and commercial space in the borough’s historic downtown.

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June 24, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: PA SHPO’s Andrea MacDonald

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities.

Today’s Spotlight: Andrea MacDonald

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June 22, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: Easton Main Street Initiative’s Kim Kmetz

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities.

Today’s Spotlight: Kim Kmetz

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June 19, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: Quakertown Alive!’s Naomi Naylor

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities.

Today’s Spotlight: Naomi Naylor

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June 17, 2020
by Hannah Harvey
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Cultural Resource Management at Graeme Park

In the winter/spring of 2020, the PA SHPO initiated a pilot project to build a toolkit that will help the PHMC develop cultural resource management plans for the properties that we operate. 

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June 15, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: PA Historic Preservation Board’s Sue Hannegan

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities.

Today’s Spotlight: Sue Hannegan

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June 12, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: Oil City Main Street’s Kathy Bailey

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities.

Today’s Spotlight: Kathy Bailey

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June 10, 2020
by Elizabeth Shultz
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Dip into History: Five Historic Pools and Swimming Holes in Pennsylvania

Summer is definitely here in Pennsylvania! And when the weather turns hot and humid, my mind turns to swimming and lazy days by the water.

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