Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

March 27, 2013
by Cory Kegerise
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Keystone Fund Projects Receive Awards

Gathered under the dome of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building representatives from several nonprofit fund partners, current and former state legislators, and agency directors presented awards to projects from across the Commonwealth that exemplify the intent and impact of the Keystone Fund. Continue reading

March 20, 2013
by David Maher

Spotlight Series: National Register – The Irving Female College

The Spotlight Series is an occassional series that highlights interesting people, places, programs, and partner organizations working on historic preservation issues. During the Civil War, countless Northern soldiers passed through the small town of Mechanicsburg on the Cumberland Valley Railroad.  Often, … Continue reading

March 13, 2013
by Jean Cutler

Day on the Hill: Taking the Preservation Message to Pennsylvania’s Congressional Delegation

Tuesday, February 26, was the day the rubber literally hit the road!  In fact, using a pedometer, one of the participants in “Day on the Hill” in Washington, D.C. determined that Pennsylvania’s two teams each walked about 5 miles in … Continue reading

March 6, 2013
by Bill Callahan

You Speak and We Listen: Design Assistance for Pennsylvania’s Communities

In response to what we heard from our CLG partners and other constituents, BHP staff decided to see what a community design assistance program might look like. The Bureau set up a pilot project with Gettysburg and Hollidaysburg, both CLGs. With assistance provided by the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh and funded by a small Keystone grant, these projects solicited public input to identify community design needs. The program helped the communities find a qualified design professional to assist in creating preservation-friendly design solutions to problems identified through the public participation process. Continue reading