Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

March 15, 2017
by Tyra Guyton
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Bridge to the Past: PennDOT’s Historic Metal Truss Bridge Management Plan

In June 2016, I was hired as the Transportation Special Initiatives Coordinator in the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).  This new position was created through a special funding agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and was developed … Continue reading

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December 14, 2016
by Douglas McLearen
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The Governor’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force 2015-2016

In May of 2015, Governor Tom Wolf appointed 48 people to serve on the newly-created Governor’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, which was charged with creating a set of recommendations for responsibly guiding the extraction and transportation of natural gas in Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

November 26, 2014
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Updated Forms and Guidance from the SHPO

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Plan more than you can do, then do it. – Anonymous It’s that time of the year for excess chewing, and it’s also timely for the Bureau to take a … Continue reading

February 26, 2014
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Getting to Know the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board

If you haven’t participated in a Pennsylvania National Register nomination you may not have experienced a Historic Preservation Board meeting.  But that shouldn’t stop you!  The meetings are open to the public and we welcome all preservation aficionados to attend … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014
by Multiple Authors
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Improving Archaeological Reports and Review: Part 2

Archaeology is a destructive science. Generally there are no exciting explosions, or catastrophic collapses when undertaking an excavation, but all the same, once a site or portion of a site is excavated it is gone for good. Every good archaeologist … Continue reading

July 3, 2013
by Steven McDougal
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Archaeological Survey and Marcellus Shale

In the past five years since Marcellus shale drilling has started, the pace of archaeological survey in the northern tier and the western counties has increased sharply. 

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