Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

November 11, 2015
by Pamela Reilly
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Philadelphia’s Magical Mosaic Streetscape and the South Street Renaissance

When I discovered the fabulously whimsical and colorful mosaic murals along the 1000 block of South Street in Philadelphia, I had no idea this outpouring of creativity was actually part of a fascinating preservation story.  Visually, the neighborhood is delightful … Continue reading

August 5, 2015
by Pamela Reilly
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Good to Know: The Bungalow – Cozy and Charming, America’s Early 20th Century Dream Home

Who doesn’t love a Bungalow?  This charming cottage-like dwelling was America’s favorite small house at the turn of the 20th century and was most popular between 1900 and 1930. Some view Bungalows as the embodiment of “home”  —  intentionally designed … Continue reading

January 21, 2015
by Pamela Reilly
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Preservation in a Changing Economic Climate

Many of Pennsylvania’s communities face the challenging task of adapting to a vastly different economic climate than the one that led to their historic growth and development.  This new economic reality of dramatically reduced population, deindustrialization and loss of tax … Continue reading

June 18, 2014
by Pamela Reilly
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Reading Terminal Market: A Proud Philadelphia Tradition Continues

As preservationists from all over the country converge in Philadelphia  this summer for  Forum 2014 it is only appropriate to highlight the  fabulous and historic food venue that will host the conference reception on July 18th—the Reading Terminal Market.  The … Continue reading