Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

Metal truss bridge over water

May 8, 2019
by Guest Contributor
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Saving the Watts Mill Road Bridge: Part 1

Beaver County’s Watts Mill Road Bridge, a National Register-listed Pratt pony truss bridge built in 1878, will be preserved as a new pedestrian crossing through the collaborative efforts of PennDOT, Workin’ Bridges, Beaver County, and the citizens of Beaver County. Continue reading

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April 17, 2019
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO Goes to Washington!

A few of my PA SHPO colleagues and I traveled to Washington, D.C. in March to join State Historic Preservation Offices and other preservationists from around the country at National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week. 

March 6, 2019
by Barbara Frederick
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Supporting the Section 106 Review Process

One of the many roles for all State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs), including Pennsylvania’s, outlined in the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) is to advise, assist, and consult on the review of federally assisted projects that have the potential to affect historic properties.  … Continue reading

Man digging

January 23, 2019
by Guest Contributor
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Archaeology for the People and by the… PennDOT?

Yep, you’re reading that right: the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) does archaeology!

October 24, 2018
by Guest Contributor
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The Lenticular of Lazy Brook Park: Bridging the Gap between Idea and Execution

It was ten years ago, almost to the day, that I participated in a series of scoping field views for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) that involved a brilliant idea to address the needs of two seemingly separate projects.

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July 3, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Special Announcement! Online Data Entry & Project Review Forms

July 2nd is the day we start doing things a little bit differently here at the PA SHPO: online data entry and required project review forms! Here is what we first announced in our April 4, 2018 blog: Electronic, aka online, data … Continue reading

June 6, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Preservation Month recap

At the beginning of May, I promised we’d provide a recap of the #31for31 social media campaign to celebrate Preservation Month across Pennsylvania.  If you missed a post on our Facebook page or in our Twitter feed, no worries! You … Continue reading

Vintage postcard with hashtag

May 31, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Add this to your summer reading list! #preservationhappenshere – PA’s Statewide Preservation Plan – is ready for you

Picture yourself – lounging poolside, lakeside, or on the beach – with your tablet or smart phone (or even good old-fashioned paper) enjoying the hottest summer publication that hasn’t yet made the New York Times bestseller list: #preservationhappenshere, Pennsylvania’s next statewide historic preservation … Continue reading

April 4, 2018
by Multiple Authors
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ReGIS isn’t foolin’! Electronic submissions and online data entry are here!

It may be the time of year when we all joke around and partake in fun pranks to celebrate April Fools Day, but we’re not joking when we say that your life is about to get easier.  Why? Electronic submissions … Continue reading