Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

August 28, 2013
by Guest Contributor

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

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

February 13, 2013
by Guest Contributor

A Refocus on Preservation in Pittsburgh

Historic preservation in Pittsburgh has had a productive past few months. Activity in downtown Pittsburgh is blossoming due to the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of several historic buildings by developers using historic preservation tax incentives. Continue reading

January 2, 2013
by Jean Cutler

Sharing What Pennsylvanians Love About Pennsylvania!

It’s a big job to develop a plan to preserve and promote the Commonwealth’s historic resources, because as you know, Pennsylvania is a very big and historic place. To preserve and protect our important history, we need everyone to pitch in. And, this is why I’m sending you this inaugural message about BHP’s latest effort to improve our communication with all of you! I’m hoping that you will be receptive to our messages and that we will hear back from you!
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