The Pennsylvania Baseline Survey Team is excited to share another year of findings! Between January 2022 to October 2022, our five Year 2 Baseline Survey teams surveyed in 18 counties and recorded 6,663 new resources in 396 municipalities. Quite an impressive number!Continue reading
Category: Pennsylvania Above Ground Survey (PAGS) (Page 1 of 2)
Are you exploring the field of historic preservation and looking for some real-world experience? The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Keystone Internship Program provides opportunities to pursue your professional growth and contribute to sharing Pennsylvania’s rich heritage with the public.Continue reading
My SHPO colleagues and I, just like the rest of the world, are continuing to emerge from our COVID cocoons. We’ve been getting out and about more each month but still find ourselves wanting to be physically connecting with places in every way we can.Continue reading
As my internship with Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Office comes to a close, I want to take the time to reflect on my experiences here. When I began in early June, I was relatively new to the field of historic preservation.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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 districts and survey.Continue reading
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 safely say that the chance to host interns again was one of the most anticipated events of the year.Continue reading
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 added to PA-SHARE – just from Baseline Survey! Read on to learn about a few of the interesting finds…Continue reading
PA SHPO’s Guidelines for Recording Buildings in Pennsylvania, and a companion worksheet, Worksheet for Recording Buildings in Pennsylvania, are published to the PHMC website and ready for use.
These guidelines replace the PA SHPO’s How to Complete the Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form guidance from November 2014. The Historic Resource Survey Form, or HRSF, was retired in February 2021. Information about older and historic places, including buildings, landscapes, archaeological sites, and bridges, is now submitted to the PA SHPO through PA-SHARE. While PA SHPO no longer uses the HRSF, the same information is collected through PA-SHARE.
You can find the Guidelines and Worksheet in the Above Ground Resources and National Register sections of PHMC’s Forms and Guidance webpage and on the Survey Contact and Guidance page:
- Guidelines for Recording Buildings in Pennsylvania: https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/About/Documents/Guidelines%20for%20Recording%20Buildings%20in%20Pennsylvania.pdf.
- Worksheet for Recording Buildings in Pennsylvania: https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/About/Documents/Worksheet%20for%20Recording%20Buildings%20in%20Pennsylvania.pdf. This is the same worksheet that is included in the Guidelines, just available on its own as a separate fillable PDF for users. Do not submit the worksheet to PA SHPO in place of completing the PA-SHARE online form. The worksheet is intended to be a tool to assist users in the collection of information for buildings and using PA-SHARE. Resources must be submitted through PA-SHARE.
Please note: These guidelines do not include the technical guidance for entering information about above ground buildings in PA-SHARE. For step-by-step instructions on how to access and use PA-SHARE, please refer to PA SHPO’s tutorial, Adding Above Ground Resources to PA-SHARE.
As we jump into another new spring season, it’s time to take a look back at above ground survey in Pennsylvania in 2021!Continue reading