Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

November 4, 2020
by Guest Contributor
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Should I go left or right at the next historical marker?

There are only so many times I could run to the Race Street Pier or the Art Museum steps… I needed my next destination.

Metal truss bridge over water.

October 28, 2020
by Guest Contributor
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Preserving York County’s Hull Drive Bridge

As the air becomes a little brisker over the last few days, the chill enhances visual clues that autumn has officially arrived. Leaves slowly change from their summer greens to vivid Fall oranges, browns, and reds.

Row of two two story brick buildings along a pathway, canal, and railroad track.

September 30, 2020
by John Gardosik
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Manayunk Main Street Historic District Flood Guide

September is National Preparedness Month. According to the PA Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), this year’s theme is “Disasters don’t wait. Make your plan today.”

Row of brick buildings along a street with cars.

September 23, 2020
by Bill Callahan
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Preservation Planning through Mitigation in Western PA

In spring of 2015, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE), the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO), Shell Chemical Appalachia, LLC (applicant) and the Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI) concluded consultation after 18 months of discussions under … Continue reading

July 15, 2020
by John Gardosik
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Documenting Historic Flood-Prone Communities in Central Pennsylvania

Over the last year, architectural historians and survey engineers with Commonwealth Heritage Group and ASC Group have been documenting historic properties and communities in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry Counties.

July 1, 2020
by smassey
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Hollidaysburg’s Canal Era Houses

With the help of the federal and state historic tax credits, a local team gives the 1847 Canal Houses 1 & 2 in Hollidaysburg, Blair County a third lease on life as retail and commercial space in the borough’s historic … Continue reading

June 24, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: PA SHPO’s Andrea MacDonald

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading

June 22, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: Easton Main Street Initiative’s Kim Kmetz

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading

June 19, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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#FavoritePAPlaces: Quakertown Alive!’s Naomi Naylor

Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities. … Continue reading