Pennsylvania downtowns are the economic, social, and cultural heart of many communities. Downtown buildings, businesses and activities often reflect a community’s history, values and economic core as well as the aspirations of local leaders and community members.
When the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia announces the recipients of their annual Preservation Achievement Awards, I immediately skim through the list of properties looking for familiar names and places. This year’s list did not disappoint.
Each year, the PA SHPO and members of Preservation Pennsylvania join other SHPOs and historic preservation partners from across the country in Washington for National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week to learn from and network with other states and educate our … Continue reading →
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) offices throughout the commonwealth are closed. PA SHPO and PHMC staff continue to work remotely and will respond to inquiries received via voicemail and email.
The 1908 Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad Street is undoubtedly a preservation success story. The Met, as its affectionately called, was recently rehabilitated and reopened with thanks, in part, to the federal historic tax credit program.
December 18, 2019
by Shelby Weaver Splain 1 Comment
One of PA SHPO’s core missions is to educate the commonwealth’s citizens about state and federal historic preservation programs. We can’t do it alone, so we do our best to provide interested citizens, advocates, and partners with the tools to … Continue reading →
After a chaotic winter where one of the federal government’s most successful historic preservation programs over the past 40 years – the Historic Preservation Tax Credit – was almost eliminated during federal tax reform, there is a lot to catch … Continue reading →