Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

August 17, 2022
by Guest Contributor
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Intern Introspect: MARS Sites Survey Internship

My name is Sarah Hoffeditz, and I spent the first half of this summer gaining unique experiences through my internship at the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office in Harrisburg, PA.

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August 4, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO is Hiring a National Register Supervisor!

Are you a highly skilled historic preservationist with National Register experience?  The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office is seeking an Historic Preservation Supervisor to coordinate the office’s National Register of Historic Places program.

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August 1, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO is Hiring for a new National Register and GIS position!

Are you a highly skilled historic preservationist with National Register and GIS experience? The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking an Historic Preservation Specialist to work as a National Register reviewer and triage specialist, focused on historic … Continue reading

July 27, 2022
by Pamela Reilly
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New Guidance for Road-Related New Deal Resources

The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office has developed guidance on the evaluation of New Deal historic resources found along roadways. The project came about in response to an increasing number of requests for National Register evaluation of such properties through … Continue reading

July 25, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Historic Buildings Key to Economic Development Success: Deindustrialized Communities Market Study Final Report

PA SHPO is pleased to share the final report for the Deindustrialized Communities Market Study (DCMS).

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July 20, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO is Hiring a Review Archaeologist

Are you interested in joining a proactive and dedicated team of preservationists, historians, and archaeologists?  The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking a Historic Preservation Specialist with a discipline in archaeology within the Environmental Review division.  

July 13, 2022
by Emma Diehl
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Mitigation Spotlight: Section 106 Agreements, December 2021-June 2022

In a given year, PA SHPO consults with federal agencies, applicants, and preservation stakeholders on thousands of federal undertakings in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. For some context, PA SHPO staff reviewed over 5,100 federal … Continue reading

July 6, 2022
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Meet PA SHPO’s 2022 Interns!

There are many things my family and I looked forward to in 2022, like seeing a movie in theater again, visiting friends in person instead of Zooming, weddings, and lots more. In the PA SHPO office, I think I can … Continue reading

June 29, 2022
by Guest Contributor
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Reflecting on Year One of the Pennsylvania Baseline Survey

In late 2020, PA SHPO launched an ambitious, large-scale architectural survey called the Pennsylvania Baseline Survey, with a goal of adding approximately 27,000 new resources in 52 different counties over three years. In Year One, over 7,000 new records were … Continue reading

Two story stone house with front porch and three roof dormer windows.

June 1, 2022
by Karen Arnold
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PA SHPO’s Inaugural Historic Property Inspection Site Visit

Not long ago, PA SHPO announced a new program, the Historic Property Inspection Program to improve communication with between the property owners of some of Pennsylvania’s most significant historic treasures under preservation covenant with our office.