Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

October 8, 2014
by Guest Contributor
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Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards: The Case of the Missing Pachyderms and the Marvel of a Brand-New Old Ceiling

Each year, Preservation Pennsylvania presents the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards as a way to honor individuals and organizations that exhibit excellence in the field of historic preservation. The 2014 award recipients exemplify some of the core values of historic preservation, … Continue reading

July 23, 2014
by Scott Doyle
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Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit: Year One Recap

As the calendar flips to another Fiscal Year, I want to take a few minutes to review the first year of Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit and present the first 15 projects to receive historic tax credits in Pennsylvania.

January 8, 2014
by Karen Galle
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Preserving Pennsylvania’s Aquacultural Heritage: Ralph W. Abele

Every year at the Pennsylvania Farm Show the Bureau for Historic Preservation has a booth presenting our role in the preservation of the Commonwealth’s agricultural history.  We have launched the third annual Marker Scavenger Hunt at the Farm Show.

May 15, 2013
by Keith Heinrich
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National Transportation Week: A Road to the Past

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at a unique dedication ceremony at Fort Halifax Park in Halifax Township, Dauphin County, just north of the Borough of Halifax.  The ceremony was to dedicate numerous … Continue reading

January 23, 2013
by Erin Hammerstedt
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Pennsylvania At Risk: Twenty-Year Retrospective of Pennsylvania’s Endangered Historic Properties

Preservation Pennsylvania established the annual Pennsylvania At Risk list in 1992, making us the first statewide preservation organization in the United States to have an annual roster of endangered historic properties.  Since 1992, we have listed and worked to preserve … Continue reading

January 2, 2013
by Cory Kegerise
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Uncommon Modern

Most communities in Pennsylvania have at least one bank that looks like a spaceship, or an office building with more glass and metal than brick and stone. The problem is that we often look past these buildings, rather than at them, and by doing that, we’re missing the incredible story they’re telling us about design and culture in the mid 20th Century. Continue reading