Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

November 30, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
0 comments

November’s SHPO Shout Out!

Tis the season to be thankful – after all, Thanksgiving was just last week and more holidays are just around the corner – and I for one have been rattling off a list of all the great places in Pennsylvania that I am … Continue reading

September 2, 2015
by Guest Contributor
1 Comment

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

August 19, 2015
by Scott Doyle
1 Comment

Good Things Take Time: The First Pennsylvania Tax Credit Project Comes Online

During my tenure with Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Office, I reviewed numerous legislative drafts for the long-awaited Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Tax Credit program.  Early drafts included a historic homeowner component.  Later versions proposed grants instead of tax credits.  All dozen or … Continue reading

June 24, 2015
by Scott Doyle
0 comments

Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program: Year 2 Recap

Since the opening date of the application period on December 1, 2014, I have received many calls and inquiries about the status of Year 2 of Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit program. By the closure of the application period on … 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
6 Comments

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
0 comments

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

July 23, 2014
by Scott Doyle
0 comments

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.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commision Logo

June 5, 2014
by Tom Held
0 comments

Community Preservation Workshop in Erie – June 20

Event will feature experts from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Preservation Pennsylvania Preservation Erie and the Erie County Historical Society are collaborating to present an Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority Mission Main Street workshop. The event will take place June 20, 2014, from 9a.m. to 3p.m. at the … Continue reading

The Never-ending ERIEsistable Journey

April 30, 2014 by Andrea L. MacDonald | 0 comments

My motoring memoirs of the ERIEsistable journey I personally never wanted to end (my travel companion may have felt otherwise), returned us to where we pulled over two weeks ago… lunch!

Continue Reading →

April 16, 2014
by Andrea L. MacDonald
2 Comments

An ERIEsistable Journey

The odometer read 19 when we rolled out of the state garage.   We had an ambitious three-day schedule planned to northwestern Pennsylvania.  The Bureau’s new director, Serena Bellew, had never been to the ‘Erie triangle’ or the northwest corner of … Continue reading