Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

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Building

February 13, 2019
by Karen Arnold
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Showing the Love for Crawford Grill No. 2, a Once Swinging Hot Spot in Pittsburgh

Like many urban areas, Pittsburgh had a vibrant nighttime music scene presenting fabulous music of all genres. But it was jazz music that flowed freely from one major venue, the Crawford Grill.  In our second post this Black History Month, read on about this amazing place. Continue Reading →

Green Book cover

February 6, 2019
by Emma Diehl
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Offbeat Outing: The Green Book in Philadelphia

Some of my colleagues are known to check their Facebook accounts while they drink their morning coffee, and on more than one occasion that has resulted in a Facebook message or email with the subject line “I have a great idea…” One of these great ideas led to one of the more interesting, informative, and eye-opening surveys I’ve done – Green Book locations in Philadelphia. Continue Reading →

landscape

January 30, 2019
by Guest Contributor
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2019 Pennsylvania At Risk Announced

This week, Preservation Pennsylvania, the nonprofit dedicated to advocacy for and preservation of historic places across the commonwealth, announced the 2019 Pennsylvania At Risk. Continue Reading →

Man digging

January 23, 2019
by Guest Contributor
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Archaeology for the People and by the… PennDOT?

Yep, you’re reading that right: the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) does archaeology! Continue Reading →

Smith Memorial Playhouse

January 16, 2019
by Scott Doyle
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2019 as the Year of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Tax Credit?

The Chinese calendar says 2019 is the Year of the Pig. I’m feeling optimistic and thinking that 2019 might also be the Year of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Tax Credit.

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January 9, 2019
by Guest Contributor
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CRGIS in the Classroom

If you use Pennsylvania’s Cultural Resources GIS (CRGIS) on a regular basis, you already know that it is an invaluable resource for preservation planning and research– a one-stop shop for survey and inventory information on more than 130,000 historic properties across the state. Continue Reading →

hashtag #preservationhappenshere

January 2, 2019
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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Vision for Preservation in Pennsylvania

In May 2018, as my daughter Josie was putting elementary school behind her, Pennsylvania’s new statewide historic preservation plan, #PreservAtionHappensHere, was released. The plan was developed with a series of guiding principles in mind, engaged thousands of Pennsylvanians, gathered and analyzed pages upon pages of data, was steered and tested by an external task force as well as dozens of planning partners, and was approved by the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board, PHMC Commissioners, the Governor’s Office and the National Park Service. Where do we go from here? What does 2019 hold for historic preservation in Pennsylvania? Continue Reading →

December 31, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA SHPO’s Community Initiative Award

The Community Initiative Award from the State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) recognizes organizations, municipalities, agencies, individuals, and others whose work embodies the theme of Pennsylvania’s recently released statewide historic preservation plan, #PreservAtionHappensHere. Continue Reading →

December 26, 2018
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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PA Historic Preservation Blog 2018 Year in Review

This week I’m counting down to the 10 most popular blog post written in 2018!  Its been awhile since we’ve done this kind of “year in review” for you loyal readers, so I thought it might be fun and give you the opportunity to read a post you may have missed.  Continue Reading →