March 31, 2021
by Karen Galle
Soon fans of Pennsylvania’s historical markers will be braking for 23 new ones. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recently approved the next batch of new historical markers at their March 2021 meeting.
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Chester, Crawford, Dauphin, Erie, Historical Markers, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Warren, Washington, Wayne |
Tags: Andy Warhol, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, Anna Moris Holstein, Beaver Falls Cutlery, Charlotte Elizabeth Battles, Dr. Oscar James Cooper, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Ephrata Female Composers, Gen. Lyman Louis Lemnitzer, George Alexander Spratt, Lancaster Caramel Company, Mary Ella Roberts Rinehart, McFate Archaeological Site, Mead Island Tradition, Out of This Furnace, Pittsburgh Chinatown, Richard Schlegel, Rolling Mill Mine Disaster, Shapp Administration LGBT Initiatives, Siberian Iron Works, Stan Musial, Winter Wonderland, Wyck House |
January 27, 2021
by Shelby Weaver Splain
It’s time for our six-month update to bring you the latest and greatest in new National Register of Historic Places listings!
Agriculture, Allegheny, Archaeology, Architectural History, Beaver, Bedford, Breweries, Erie, Historic Preservation, Just Listed, Monroe, National Register of Historic Places, Northampton, Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Review Board, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Somerset |
Tags: Ambridge Commercial Historic District, Edward Corner Marine Merchandise Warehouse, Fort Dewart, Hazelwood Brewing Company, Hunter Saw and Machine Company, Mothers' Memorial, Ohringer Building, Orton Farm, Parkside Chapel, R.K. Laros Silk Mill |
December 30, 2020
by Shelby Weaver Splain
In this crazy year, the PA SHPO’s blog is the one thing you could count on every week to bring you all sorts of current, relevant, fun and interesting information. I have actually won a trivia contest or two because …
#preservationhappenshere, African American history, Archaeology, Architectural History, Berks, Blair, Breweries, Bridges, Community Character, Community Initiative Award, Cumberland, Dauphin, Disaster Relief, Economic Development, Environmental Review, Favorite Pennsylvania Places, Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation, Franklin, Heritage Tourism, Historic Preservation, Historical Markers, Keystone Historic Preservation Grants, Luzerne, Mifflin, National Heritage Area Program, National Register of Historic Places, Native American, PA Historical & Museum Commission, PA SHPO, PA-SHARE, Paper, Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program, Philadelphia, Planning, Survey, Women's History |
Tags: #FavoritePAPlaces, #preservationhappenshere, Alpenglow Rockshelter, Chesapeake Bay watershed, COVID, Endless Mountains Heritage Region, Hollidaysburg, Justice Bell, Manayunk Historic District, Mount Holly Springs, Penn Pilot |
December 23, 2020
by Elizabeth Shultz
With the widespread availability of plate glass at the end of the nineteenth century, department stores and window-shopping culture flourished in cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania – especially during the holiday shopping season near the end of the calendar year.
Allegheny, Architectural History, Cambria, Community Character, Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic Preservation, National Register of Historic Places, Northampton, Philadelphia, Somerset, Survey |
Tags: Eureka Department Store, Kaufmann's Department Store, Lit Brothers Department Store, Nathan's Department Store, Pomeroy's Department Store, Windber |
November 4, 2020
by Guest Contributor
There are only so many times I could run to the Race Street Pier or the Art Museum steps… I needed my next destination.
African American history, Community Character, Historic Preservation, Historical Markers, Offbeat Outings, Philadelphia, Planning |
Tags: African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church, Broad Street marathon, Eddie Lang, Edmund Bacon, Francis Johnson, Marc Blitzstein, Pennypack Creek Bridge, Sister Rosette Tharpe, Strava |
September 30, 2020
by John Gardosik
September is National Preparedness Month. According to the PA Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), this year’s theme is “Disasters don’t wait. Make your plan today.”
Community Character, Disaster Relief, Historic Preservation, PA SHPO, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Philadelphia, Planning, Sustainability, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers |
Tags: Hurricane sandy, Manayunk, Manayunk Historic District |
September 16, 2020
If historic preservationists could choose a superpower, it just might be the ability to move buildings to a new location when they are threatened with a proposed demolition.
September 2, 2020
by Scott Doyle
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 22 projects across the commonwealth through the FY 2019-2020 PA HPTC Allocation. The …
Allegheny, Blair, Centre, Economic Development, Erie, Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation, Historic Preservation, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Montgomery, National Register of Historic Places, Northampton, PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Pennsylvania's Historic Preservation Tax Credit, Pennsylvania's Historic Tax Credit, Philadelphia, Planning, Somerset |
Tags: Addison Leech House, Allegheny West Historic District, Altoona Downtown Historic District, Boyertown Burial Casket Company, Carl Mackley Houses, Crown Can Company Building, Elizabeth Furnace, Gamble Mill, Glennland Building, Gotham Silk Hosiery Company Building, HH Schell House, Lancaster Newspaper Building, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, R.K. Laros Silk Mill, Saleme Building, Scranton National Bank, Shirley Shoes, Somerset Historic District, Stoehr and Fister Building, William Brown Company Hosiery Mill |
August 5, 2020
by Pamela Reilly
One hundred years ago, the clapper of the Justice Bell was unchained for the first time so that it could ring out in jubilation to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.
July 8, 2020
One of the stereotypes that often accompanies historic preservationists is the battle over replacing historic windows.