Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

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February 13, 2019
by Karen Arnold
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Showing the Love for Crawford Grill No. 2, a Once Swinging Hot Spot in Pittsburgh

Like many urban areas, Pittsburgh had a vibrant nighttime music scene presenting fabulous music of all genres. But it was jazz music that flowed freely from one major venue, the Crawford Grill.  In our second post this Black History Month, … Continue reading

Green Book cover

February 6, 2019
by Emma Diehl
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Offbeat Outing: The Green Book in Philadelphia

Some of my colleagues are known to check their Facebook accounts while they drink their morning coffee, and on more than one occasion that has resulted in a Facebook message or email with the subject line “I have a great … Continue reading

landscape

January 30, 2019
by Guest Contributor
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2019 Pennsylvania At Risk Announced

This week, Preservation Pennsylvania, the nonprofit dedicated to advocacy for and preservation of historic places across the commonwealth, announced the 2019 Pennsylvania At Risk.

December 12, 2018
by PHMC
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Just listed!! An Update from the PA SHPO’s National Register staff

Before we talk about the newest additions to the National Register in Pennsylvania, let’s try a little National Register trivia: Question 1: Is something listed IN the National Register of Historic Places, or ON the National Register of Historic Places? … Continue reading

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December 5, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Calling all Preservationists! We know you have great things to share!

Preservation PA and the Statewide Conference Planning Team are seeking proposals for insightful and educational conference sessions, of interest to an audience composed of professionals and volunteers in the fields of historic preservation, architecture, cultural resource management, planning, real estate … Continue reading

Woman making basket

November 14, 2018
by Guest Contributor
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The Cornplanter Grant: The Last Native American Settlement in Pennsylvania

Deep in the forests of northwestern Pennsylvania lies a little-known, but incredibly important part of our Country’s early history and our Native American past.  Although now mostly covered by the waters of the Allegheny Reservoir (a body of water created … Continue reading

Men repairing cornice.

November 7, 2018
by Guest Contributor
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Keystone Grant aids Towanda’s Keystone Theatre

The Keystone Theatre’s history has been long and illustrious, highs and lows aside.  The Keystone has the distinction of being the longest continuously operating theatre in NE Pennsylvania at 131 years of age. Her champions have been all of those who … Continue reading

Carved pumpkins

October 31, 2018
by Guest Contributor
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Hobgoblins in the Humanities

Can I tell you about something that gives me chills and sends me running? October is Arts & Humanities Month. It’s also time for Halloween, so when I was invited to submit a post, our friends at SHPO asked if … Continue reading

October 24, 2018
by Guest Contributor
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The Lenticular of Lazy Brook Park: Bridging the Gap between Idea and Execution

It was ten years ago, almost to the day, that I participated in a series of scoping field views for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) that involved a brilliant idea to address the needs of two seemingly separate projects.