Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

December 19, 2014
by Kira Heinrich
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Digital Underground: Seeking Electronic Versions of Archaeological Reports

As many of you will have noticed in your recent correspondence with our office, the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), we have made a change in number and media requested for archaeological report copies. We are now requesting just … Continue reading

December 17, 2014
by Cory Kegerise
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Preservation at 50: Planning for the Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act

I am dismayed to learn from reading this report that almost half of the twelve thousand structures listed in the Historic American Buildings Survey of the National Park Service have already been destroyed.  This a serious loss and it underlines … Continue reading

December 10, 2014
by Karen Arnold
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The Keystone Fund Partners in Preserving James Buchanan’s Wheatland

I realize that when it is cold outside, it might be more comfortable to hibernate on the couch watching television, but this is a great time of year to visit the Commonwealth’s museums and historical sites.  Always in need a … Continue reading

Eliza Kirkbride School, Philadelphia

December 3, 2014
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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School Daze

No, this isn’t a review of Spike Lee’s 1988 movie.  I’m referring to my state of mind when I think about all of the work I’ve done with public schools in Philadelphia over the past few months. As you may … Continue reading