Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

March 15, 2017
by Tyra Guyton
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Bridge to the Past: PennDOT’s Historic Metal Truss Bridge Management Plan

In June 2016, I was hired as the Transportation Special Initiatives Coordinator in the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).  This new position was created through a special funding agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and was developed … Continue reading

July 13, 2016
by April Frantz
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Celebrating African American History at Carver Court

As part of our Preservation50 activities during this milestone year, we’d like to share some stories we think showcase the people and projects that celebrate, protect, and promote important pieces of Pennsylvania’s heritage.  The first story we want to share … Continue reading

May 25, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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May’s SHPO Shout-Out

We’re back to our regular SHPO Shout-Out post this month, and I get to tell you about some great local preservation activities, two national award winners, and a cool new park in Jefferson County. Two quick things before I launch into … Continue reading

March 30, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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March’s SHPO Shout-Out!

Question: What do a Georgian country estate, an African American Methodist Church, the Whiskey Rebellion, and Chester County all have in common? Stumped? Can’t think of an answer? Then you’re not paying attention! It’s the last Wednesday of the month, … Continue reading

March 2, 2016
by Cory Kegerise
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#FindYourPark: Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

We have probably all visited places or done things in our childhood that we’ve long since forgotten, and certainly didn’t appreciate the significance of it until much later in life.  Thinking about the National Park Service’s Centennial and the #FindYourPark … Continue reading

February 3, 2016
by Guest Contributor
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Pennsylvania At Risk 2016

Preservation Pennsylvania has announced the addition of 8 properties to Pennsylvania At Risk, the list of sites determined to be among the most endangered historic resources in the Commonwealth.  The sites were selected from nominations submitted by the public in 2015 … Continue reading

September 2, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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People Power at the 2015 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

by Sabra Smith, Preservation Pennsylvania What is the preservation community’s most important asset? It’s the people! Those passionate, creative, place-loving, story-telling folks who wear invisible super hero capes and do their best work so that a beloved landmark is restored, … Continue reading

The Dream Garden mosaic by Maxfield Parrish and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Photo by Bruce Andersen used under the Creative Commons license.

April 1, 2015
by Karen Galle
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New Historical Markers Approved for 2015

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) approved 22 new historical markers at its March 4, 2015 meeting.  There are currently more than 2,000 PHMC markers throughout Pennsylvania and the program is one of the most popular and visible aspects … Continue reading

March 11, 2015
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Just Listed: Recent Additions to the National Register of Historic Places

Just Listed is a semi-annual feature of Pennsylvania’s cultural resources that were recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Since our last Just Listed post, 27 resources from all corners of the Commonwealth have been listed in the National Register … Continue reading

February 25, 2015
by Guest Contributor
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The Battle of Brandywine Revisited

By Jill Hall and Karen Marshall On September 11, 1777, British General William Howe and his professional army engaged General George Washington and his citizen soldiers along the banks of the Brandywine River about 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Part … Continue reading