Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

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February 25, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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The Battle of Brandywine Revisited

By Jill Hall and Karen Marshall On September 11, 1777, British General William Howe and his professional army engaged General George Washington and his citizen soldiers along the banks of the Brandywine River about 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Part … Continue reading

February 18, 2015
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Making the Grade: The Architecture of Philadelphia’s Public Schools, Part 1

The architectural historian in me is fascinated by the threads of science, theory, and symbolism that go into designing and building schools.  Like most preservationists, I am a strong believer that the power of place plays a central role in … Continue reading

February 11, 2015
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Pennsylvania At Risk 2014

Preservation Pennsylvania recently announced the Pennsylvania At Risk 2014 list — seven properties nominated by the public last year that will become the nonprofit group’s work priorities in 2015.  The list illustrates a range of threats to historic resources, including … Continue reading

February 4, 2015
by Jeremy R. Young
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Before the (Next) Storm: The Disaster Planning for Historic Properties Initiative

The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is pleased to announce that it has begun moving forward on an exciting and historic new initiative to continue through 2017. Special funding awarded by the National Park Service following Hurricane Sandy … Continue reading