Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

May 11, 2016
by Bryan Van Sweden
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Just Listed!

Western Pennsylvania has been a hotbed of National Register activity during the past year. From three Washington County farms, to an industrial facility and a Salvation Army building in Pittsburgh, to a Masonic lodge in Latrobe and a synagogue in … Continue reading

February 17, 2016
by Bryan Van Sweden
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Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Board: Past, Present, And Future

It’s been a happy convergence of events. As planning started for the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, the PA State Historic Preservation Office announced its new name and is currently rehabilitating its office space, … Continue reading

October 1, 2014
by Bryan Van Sweden
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Looking Down The Road: The PHMC’s Role in Regional Transportation Planning

Over the past several years the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has developed an innovative partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to provide regional Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural Planning Organizations … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
by Bryan Van Sweden
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Following in Sandy’s Path: $1.5 Million Awarded to PA for Recovery and Planning

In the bill authorizing funds for recovery from Hurricane Sandy, Congress allocated $50 million to the National Park Service (NPS) specifically for projects related to historic properties in the affected states.  The majority of these funds were directed to New … Continue reading

April 10, 2013
by Bryan Van Sweden
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Conservation Landscape Initiatives: A Growing Opportunity for Preservation Partnerships

The Conservation Landscape Initiatives (CLI) were established by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) as an integrated approach to strategically investing the agency’s time and funding to protect, conserve, and enhance some of the state’s most important landscapes. Instead … Continue reading