Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

December 2, 2015
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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December’s SHPO Shout-Out

It’s hard to believe that a month has gone by since our first ever SHPO Shout-Out! I’ll give my own Shout-Out to everyone who liked, posted, shared, tweeted, and emailed our November post to spread the word not only about the … Continue reading

August 19, 2015
by Scott Doyle
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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
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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

January 21, 2015
by Pamela Reilly
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Preservation in a Changing Economic Climate

Many of Pennsylvania’s communities face the challenging task of adapting to a vastly different economic climate than the one that led to their historic growth and development.  This new economic reality of dramatically reduced population, deindustrialization and loss of tax … Continue reading

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October 16, 2013
by Bill Callahan
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Historic Preservation and Outdoor Recreation: The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

There is great societal and cultural value in the preservation of our built heritage; of our historic communities and buildings. Most people understand the cultural value of preserving our history as it is illustrated by historic places. The need to … Continue reading

August 28, 2013
by Guest Contributor
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Resolving to Endorse: Getting Municipalities On-Board With Historic Preservation

The Bureau for Historic Preservation (BHP) unveiled Pennsylvania’s Statewide Historic Preservation Plan last year.  In an effort to assist County Planning Directors and Certified Local Governments to become familiar with the Plan, BHP recently sent a request for our local … Continue reading

June 26, 2013
by Ann Safley
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Local Landmarks For Sale: National Guard Armories

There is an armory in almost every county in Pennsylvania.  Some counties have two or three.  They are one of the most historically significant and, in most cases, architecturally distinctive buildings in the communities lucky enough to host one.  The … Continue reading

March 27, 2013
by Cory Kegerise
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Keystone Fund Projects Receive Awards

Gathered under the dome of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building representatives from several nonprofit fund partners, current and former state legislators, and agency directors presented awards to projects from across the Commonwealth that exemplify the intent and impact of the Keystone Fund. Continue reading