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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

December 17, 2014
by Cory Kegerise
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Preservation at 50: Planning for the Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act

I am dismayed to learn from reading this report that almost half of the twelve thousand structures listed in the Historic American Buildings Survey of the National Park Service have already been destroyed.  This a serious loss and it underlines … Continue reading

November 5, 2014
by Cory Kegerise
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Crossing the line: Meeting our SHPO colleagues from across the Northeast

By Cory Kegerise and Serena Bellew From time to time, Bureau for Historic Preservation staffers are asked about how a particular process, form, or issue affecting historic resources in Pennsylvania is handled in different states.  Fortunately, in the age of … Continue reading

July 2, 2014
by Serena Bellew
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Philadelphia Meeting of Two National Preservation Organizations

July 2014 is a busy month for historic preservationists.  Over eight hundred people will converge on the city of Philadelphia for the 2014 FORUM Preservation Conference and other related meetings and events between July 16 and 20. 

November 27, 2013
by Barbara Frederick
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7 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Section 106 Consultation

The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 recognizes that historic preservation is a public interest. Under Section 106 of the NHPA, Federal agencies are required to consider the effects of their projects on historic properties in consultation with historic … Continue reading