Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

September 22, 2021
by April Frantz
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George Nakashima Woodworkers Property, a National Historic Landmark and Source for Inspiration and Peace

I’ve been lucky enough to visit the idyllic George Nakashima Woodworkers property in Solebury Township, Bucks County three times, once for “work” but each time a genuine pleasure, and I will jump at any chance to return. I hope this … Continue reading

July 28, 2021
by Elizabeth Rairigh
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Just Listed! February- July 2021

Since our last Just Listed! update at the end of January, thirteen more historic resources have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places!

January 27, 2021
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Just Listed! January 2021

It’s time for our six-month update to bring you the latest and greatest in new National Register of Historic Places listings!

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January 13, 2021
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Kicking Off PA SHPO’s Baseline Survey Effort

PA SHPO is kicking off a three-year effort to collect baseline survey information about thousands of older and historic places across a huge part of Pennsylvania.

December 30, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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2020 Blog in Review

In this crazy year, the PA SHPO’s blog is the one thing you could count on every week to bring you all sorts of current, relevant, fun and interesting information. I have actually won a trivia contest or two because … Continue reading

Colorized historic postcard of large department store with trolleys, horses, carts, and people in the foreground.

December 23, 2020
by Elizabeth Shultz
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Window Shopping at 5 of Pennsylvania’s Historic Department Stores

With the widespread availability of plate glass at the end of the nineteenth century, department stores and window-shopping culture flourished in cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania – especially during the holiday shopping season near the end of the calendar year.

December 2, 2020
by smassey
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A New Life for Homestead’s Masonic Hall

Homestead’s Masonic Hall is an imposing – and impressive – stone building at the corner of E. 9th Avenue and McClure Street in Homestead, Allegheny County. This early 20th century property anchors the National Register-listed Homestead Historic District and is … Continue reading

Brick building with large machine in front.

August 12, 2020
by Karen Arnold
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Preserving Pennsylvania’s Historic County Courthouses

Most Pennsylvanian’s think of jury duty, county assessment records or where they went to apply for their marriage license when someone mentions a courthouse.

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July 29, 2020
by Elizabeth Rairigh
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Just Listed! July 2020

Its time to highlight six more properties in Pennsylvania that have been recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places!