Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office

September 6, 2017
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Historic Communities (by design) are Healthy Communities

About a month or so ago, I was checking my APA PA news feed at lunch one day and saw a post about taking a survey about how “healthy” my community is.  I always try to take surveys like this – because … Continue reading

August 23, 2017
by Bill Callahan
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CLG Spotlight: Pittsburgh

From Philadelphia (Pop. 1.5 million) to Mercersburg, Franklin County (Pop. 1500) and located in over a third of Pennsylvania counties, the Certified Local Government (CLG) program provides exclusive funding and technical assistance for local governments. This week’s post introduces us to … Continue reading

May 10, 2017
by Guest Contributor
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Asset Mapping for Chester’s Third Presbyterian Church

This week’s post in honor of National Preservation Month talks about the tool of asset mapping and how its being used to re-imagine a new life for a local landmark in Chester, Delaware County.

February 1, 2017
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Community Connections: Survey Says!

Did anyone else hear Richard Dawson’s voice yell this out when they read the title of our post today?  Perhaps I’m dating myself by knowing who first hosted Family Feud.  We didn’t host our own preservation version of one of America’s … Continue reading

December 5, 2016
by Karen Arnold
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What a Difference a Program Makes!

Each year, one of the most meaningful programs of the Commission is the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant program. With this grant program, the PHMC partners with local communities to address key historic preservation issues. As we found out through our … Continue reading

November 9, 2016
by David Maher
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Don’t Just Look Forward or Backward: Look Around for Preservation Partners

In 2016, the preservation community has been looking back over the past 50 years to reflect upon the legacy of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.  The legislation laid the groundwork for the tools and strategies of preservation.  For … Continue reading

October 12, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Community Connections: Connect with us at an Open House!

They’re finally here!  As promised in this post from September, here are the dates, times, and locations of the nine – yep, I said nine – Open Houses that the PA SHPO and Preservation PA are having in October and … Continue reading