Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

August 23, 2017
by Bill Callahan
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CLG Spotlight: Pittsburgh

From Philadelphia (Pop. 1.5 million) to Mercersburg, Franklin County (Pop. 1500) and located in over a third of Pennsylvania counties, the Certified Local Government (CLG) program provides exclusive funding and technical assistance for local governments. This week’s post introduces us to … Continue reading

June 8, 2016
by Bill Callahan
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A Tale of Three Cities: Moon Township

45 communities in Pennsylvania have a formal working relationship with the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PASHPO) on a variety of preservation-related programs and projects. Known as Certified Local Governments (CLGs) these communities represent a broad geographic, demographic and economic … Continue reading

December 23, 2015
by Bill Callahan
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Spotlight Series: Preservation At Work in Bradford

45 communities in Pennsylvania have a formal working relationship with the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) on a variety of preservation-related programs and projects. Known as Certified Local Governments (CLGs), these communities represent a broad geographic, demographic and economic … Continue reading

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October 16, 2013
by Bill Callahan
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Historic Preservation and Outdoor Recreation: The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

There is great societal and cultural value in the preservation of our built heritage; of our historic communities and buildings. Most people understand the cultural value of preserving our history as it is illustrated by historic places. The need to … Continue reading

March 6, 2013
by Bill Callahan
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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