Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

March 8, 2017
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Pennsylvania’s Preservation Delegation

It’s almost spring in Washington, D.C. and for us here at the PA SHPO it doesn’t mean cherry blossoms – it means Advocacy Week!  Next week, Pennsylvania’s Preservation Delegation heads south to talk about one of our favorite topics (historic … Continue reading

December 28, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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5 Things about Preservation in 2016

This time of year is all about traditions, so I’m keeping one of ours here at the PA Historic Preservation blog: the Year in Review.  Its a good time to reflect on all the great preservation in Pennsylvania in 2016.  … Continue reading

December 21, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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December’s SHPO Shout Out

I don’t want this month’s Shout Outs to get lost in the holiday shuffle of office parties, vacation days, and last-minute lunch-hour shopping trips so I’m bringing it to you a week early.  Consider it an early present from your … Continue reading

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October 20, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Special Announcement: Job Opening at the PA SHPO

Interested in working at the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office?  PA SHPO has received approval to hire an Architectural Designer 2 (AD2) for the position of Tax Credit Reviewer.  PA SHPO encourages anyone with an interest in working with the … Continue reading

August 31, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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August’s SHPO Shout-Out!

It’s that time again! As some of you may know, the National Park Service highlighted Pennsylvania in their #50for50 social media campaign earlier this month.  This initiative is part of their broader effort to celebrate and recognize the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

August 10, 2016
by Scott Doyle
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Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Tax Credit Year 3 Recap

Due to Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget challenges, the status of Year 3 of Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit program was up in the air through March 2016.  With the enactment of a budget, there was a brief application window with … Continue reading

May 25, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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May’s SHPO Shout-Out

We’re back to our regular SHPO Shout-Out post this month, and I get to tell you about some great local preservation activities, two national award winners, and a cool new park in Jefferson County. Two quick things before I launch into … Continue reading

November 4, 2015
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Announcing the PA SHPO Shout-Out!

How often is it that we, as preservationists and champions of history, get to hear some good news about historic preservation? When I check my Facebook feed every morning, I usually see one post after another calling attention to 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