Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

January 18, 2023
by Ben Harvey
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Just Listed! July to December 2022

In the second half of 2022, 9 new properties were listed in the National Register from Pennsylvania! They include an interesting range of institutional, ecclesiastical, commercial, educational, and industrial properties across 9 counties.  

January 11, 2023
by allidavis
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A Little Something for Everyone: Pennsylvania’s Newest Markers

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recently approved 37 new historical markers, making this one of the largest number of new markers in the program’s history. Approval Criteria require that marker subjects have statewide and/or national and a substantial … Continue reading

Small stone church with large corner tower surrounded by grass.

December 7, 2022
by Karen Arnold
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The Union Project: Planning for a Community Asset

At the start of the 20th century, Pittsburgh’s Highland Park neighborhood was becoming a bustling place. The leaders of the United Presbyterian Church decided to build a new church, which became the Second United Presbyterian Church, at the corner of … Continue reading

November 30, 2022
by smassey
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Learning about Historic Tax Credits with Homestead’s Bishop Boyle High

The Bishop Boyle High School is another preservation success story for Homestead, a small Pennsylvania borough on the south side of the Monongahela River between Pittsburgh and Braddock. Following the Homestead Masonic Hall a few years ago, Bishop Boyle High … Continue reading

September 7, 2022
by Guest Contributor
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#BeNebby with Doors Open Pittsburgh

Today’s post in one of our Spotlight Series, which showcases places, projects, and people engaged in different kinds of historic preservation activities in Pennsylvania. How many times have you walked past a building in your neighborhood and thought, “Gee, I … Continue reading

August 3, 2022
by smassey
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Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit At Work: SFY2021-2022 Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED) recently announced that it has awarded $5 million in Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Tax Credits (PA HPTC) to 25 projects across the commonwealth through the FY 2021-2022 PA HPTC Allocation. The … Continue reading

July 20, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Just Listed! January – June 2022

There are 14 new National Register listings to share with you from the first half of 2022. They include an interesting range of institutional, ecclesiastical, commercial, educational, and industrial properties in 8 counties.  

May 18, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Celebrating the Wilkinsburg Train Station Restoration Project

This week our Preservation Month celebration of the 2021 Community Initiative Award winners takes us west to Allegheny County – specifically, the Borough of Wilkinsburg. The Wilkinsburg Train Station Restoration Project, led by the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC), received … Continue reading

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May 4, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Celebrating Preservation Month with the 2021 Community Initiative Award Winners

What better time of year than National Historic Preservation Month to announce the latest round of PA SHPO’s Community Initiative Award winners. This year’s projects and recipients showcase a range of preservation success stories, demonstrating the power of perseverance, collaboration … Continue reading

View looing across the Susquehanna River showing river and bordering woods.

February 9, 2022
by Taylor Napoleon
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A Look at the PASS Year: The 2021 Annual PASS Report

It’s that time of the year again! Time to report and reflect on another successful year of archaeological site recording efforts throughout Pennsylvania. In 2021, over 300 new archaeological sites were recorded by cultural resource management (CRM) projects, independent and … Continue reading