Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office



Several men and women digging in the ground with trowels.

August 7, 2019
by Guest Contributor
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Archaeology students help uncover Stroudsburg’s history

Where Main and 9th Streets meet in downtown Stroudsburg, Monroe County, PA has been occupied by people since long before the streets were constructed.

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July 31, 2019
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Getting to Know Mod Betty Better

In the second installment of this two-part interview with Pennsylvania Historic Preservation blog, Mod Betty discusses her research methods, her main influences, and “the ones that got away.”  Missed Part 1? Read it here!

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July 24, 2019
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Disaster Planning in the Capital: Surveying the City of Harrisburg

Much like the early settlers of Harrisburg, many of us today feel drawn to bodies of water, whether for their natural beauty, ability to fuel industries, or provision of vital resources to developing communities.

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July 17, 2019
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Getting to Know Mod Betty

Known by legions of her fans as “Mod Betty,” Beth Lennon is a prolific Phoenixville-based travel writer who has been documenting and celebrating roadside architecture, mom-and-pop businesses, and other Americana landmarks for over a decade.

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Two photographs of two wood CCC buildings.

July 10, 2019
by Elizabeth Shultz
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Laurel Hill State Park and HistoriCorps: Partnership for Preservation

In preservation, it is often observed that one of the most promising tactics for the achievement of a “preservation win” is the engagement of as diverse a collection of partners as possible to participate in the project at hand.

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July 9, 2019
by Noël Strattan
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Mapping the Wallace Paths (aka those new red lines on CRGIS)

Recently, you may have noticed a new data set was added to CRGIS and you may be wondering what it is. This new data set appears to be several crisscrossing and winding paths – and they are!

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July 3, 2019
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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Just Listed! New National Register Listings in PA

Since our last Just Listed! post, nine resources  have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  You can explore these and other historic properties in Pennsylvania via CRGIS, our online map and database.

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June 26, 2019
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Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month with Pennsylvania History

June is LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, how far we’ve come in the advancement of equal rights, and to recognize the work that’s yet to be done.

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