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  • 2014 ProjectPATH Photo Contest

    Nov 14, 2014

    Announcing the winners of the 2014 ProjectPATH Photo Contest. Read on for a list of winners and a link to the twelve images.
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  • Working with Section 106: ACHP Guidance

    Feb 12, 2014

    The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) has recently published new guidance on compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The guidance includes: The Role of the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer in the Section 106 Process, Section 106 and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Section 106 Applicant Toolkit. Please visit: http://www.achp.gov/work106.html for more information.
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  • Section 106 Annual Report: May 2012 - May 2013 Now Available

    Dec 23, 2013

    The 2012-2013 Annual Report for PennDOT's Section 106 Delegation Agreement is available online at: http://paprojectpath.org/penndot-crm/home.
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  • Before & Below I-95 in 2013: Archaeological & Historical Discoveries from the I-95 Girard Ave. Interchange Project

    Dec 03, 2013

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6-8pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Kensington (418 E. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125) ADA Accessible URS archaeologists and historians will share exciting findings from the archaeological investigations of PennDOT’s I-95 Girard Avenue Interchange Improvement Project. Experience the Philadelphia Riverwards’ history with artifacts from the past through engaging stories, videos, photos, and actual artifacts from the digs. Learn about early Fishtown families, the Dyottville Glassworks, and Indian settlements from 4000 BC that lie just beneath your feet! For more information: http://www.diggingi95.co
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  • Top 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Section 106 Consultation

    Nov 27, 2013

    The PA Historic Preservation Office recognized that Section 106 can be a complicated and at times, confusing process. Barbara Frederick, a historic structures reviewer for the PHMC-BHP, penned an excellent blog post with the Top 7 most frequently asked questions about Section 106 consultation. Visit the post for more info: http://pahistoricpreservation.com/7-frequently-asked-questions-section-106-consultation/
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  • UPDATE: ProjectPATH Display Issue Resolved

    Nov 15, 2013

    We have resolved the ProjectPATH data display issue. When we launched the recent upgrade, we inadvertently created an issue with the drop-down field display. Data in select drop-down fields was not visible. Our development team identified the issue and deployed a fix. Now, all data is visible. We apologize for the inconvenience and we appreciate your patience as we deployed a solution. Please feel free to contact me at 717-234-2310 ext.19 or jhorn@preservationpa.org with any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Jennifer Horn - Preservation Pennsylvania
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  • ProjectPATH Data Display Issue

    Nov 14, 2013

    We launched an upgrade to ProjectPATH on Monday (11/11/13). We have discovered that the upgrade has caused a data display issue. For public users, certain fields will display as blank although there is data in the system for that field. We apologize for the inconvenience and we are working to address the problem. Please read below for more information. Data Display Issue When we launched the upgrade, we inadvertently created an issue with the drop-down field display. Data in select drop-down fields is not displaying. The data has not been lost, but the information is not currently visible. Our development team is working to address the problem and I will provide you with an update as soon as we have a timeline for a solution. Please feel free to contact me at 717-234-2310 ext.19 or jhorn@preservationpa.org with any questions or concerns. We can also provide you with any project information you need. I apologize for the inconvenience and I appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Sincerely, Jennifer Horn Preservation Pennsylvania
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  • Photo Contest Winners Announced

    Nov 06, 2013

    We are excited to announce the ProjectPATH Calendar finalists! A committee of partner agencies including PennDOT, PHMC, and Preservation Pennsylvania selected twelve winning entries to be featured in the Calendar pages. Each day we will share a new photo on our Facebook Page! Visit us at: www.facebook.com/preservationpa. Interested in a Calendar? Email info@paprojectpath.org with your name and mailing address.
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  • New life for Old Bridges

    Oct 17, 2013

    Not all bridges can be rehabilitated to serve vehicular traffic. However, historic bridges may be rehabilitated to provide a vital connection for bike and pedestrian use. Out of service and abandoned rail road bridges provide a unique opportunity for redevelopment. In Pennsylvania, there are emerging opportunities to preserve and give new life to out of service railroad bridges. Check out two Pennsylvania opportunities - Cumberland Valley Railroad Bridge in Harrisburg and the Reading Viaduct in Philadelphia - after the jump.
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  • Vote for your favorite photo!

    Oct 02, 2013

    Thank you to all of the photo contest participants. We were overwhelmed by the number of responses. A selection committee will meet this Friday to select the contest winners to be featured in the 2014 ProjectPATH Calendar. Now, we ask our Facebook friends to help the selection committee find a fan favorite.Facebook friends are invited to vote for their favorite photo by “liking” the photo. Voting ends this Friday at 8AM. Vote Now - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151860777809172.1073741828.128268659171&type=1&l=64278718bd
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  • Preservation Workshop in Sayre - September 18th

    Sep 04, 2013

    This workshop will include presentations by Preservation Pennsylvania staff to illustrate the community benefits of historic preservation and the impact of new development and transportation projects. More details after the jump.
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  • Take Online Survey About PA Transportation Needs

    Aug 28, 2013

    The State Transportation Commission, a 15-member commission responsible for evaluating resources to maintain and improve Pennsylvania’s transportation network, has launched an online public involvement tool: www.talkpatransportation.com. The new website gives you the opportunity to provide input on transportation needs through an online survey, participation in a live web-broadcast, or through the traditional means of submitting a project online, by phone, or mail. If you care about how transportation projects will shape your community, now is your opportunity to share your voice. Visit www.talkpatransportation.com today.
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  • The Lincoln Highway turned 100 this year!

    Aug 21, 2013

    The Lincoln Highway turned 100 this year and Preservation Pennsylvania's Mindy Crawford took part in the celebration! Read on for more history of the Highway and for information on Mindy's interview with WITF on the history of our first leisure highway.
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  • Statewide Conference a Record-Breaking Success!

    Jul 31, 2013

    The 2013 Conference was a record-breaking success with 388 attendees and the youngest speaker on record; 9 year old Presley Oliphant spoke at the Young Voices in Preservation session. Did you miss the conference? Not to worry. We will post the conference proceedings online at www.pennbyways.org.
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  • PennDOT releases Decade of Investment website

    Jun 26, 2013

    PennDOT recently released their Decade of Investment website to the public. This website lists projects that could be potentially go into planning if the transportation bill is passed. More information on the site can be found after the jump!
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  • Does your Main Street matter?

    May 31, 2013

    Vote for your favorite hometown before June 30th! Benjamin Moore is holding a Paint What Matters contest. 20 towns across the country will receive a face lift. Read the full post after the jump.
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  • Preservation Pennsylvania welcomes a new intern this summer!

    May 21, 2013

    Join us in welcoming Miriah O'Connor, our summer 2013 intern. She will be writing the blog posts this summer and has some interesting stories in the works. Read the full blog post after the jump.
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  • Jennifer Horn Pens Guest Post for PHMC Blog

    Apr 24, 2013

    Preservation Pennsylvania Program Director Jennifer Horn wrote a guest post for the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office Blog announcing the preliminary Statewide Conference on Heritage program. Read the full blog post after the jump.
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  • Opportunity to Comment on FHWA Program Comment for Post-1945 Bridges

    Apr 10, 2013

    At the request of the FHWA, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has issued a Program Comment that will eliminate individual historic review requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for common post-1945 concrete and steel bridges and culverts. This new Program Comment applies to effects of undertakings on certain common concrete and steel bridges lacking distinction, not previously listed or determined eligible for listing on the National Register, and not located in or adjacent to historic districts. It makes no findings regarding the historic significance of the bridges included under its terms, but goes directly to treatment for these types of bridges which in any case are not likely to be preserved in place. The Program Comment also obligates FHWA to carry out certain programmatic mitigation to address the potential loss of some historic bridges under its terms. Interested parties at invited to participate in a conference call/meeting to provide recommendations about post-1945 concrete and steel bridges and culverts having exceptional significance. The meeting will be held on May 2 at 10:00 AM in Harrisburg, PA. Please read the full details after the jump.
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  • Call for Student Papers

    Apr 05, 2013

    The Statewide Conference on Heritage will feature a full three hour session on undergraduate and graduate student research in preservation and archaeology. We are now accepting abstracts for presentations. Abstracts must be no more than 500 words. These must be received (as an e-mail or e-mail attachment) on or before April 26th 2013. Please submit any questions and completed abstracts to the conference program co-chairs, listed below. Submit below-ground proposals to: Joe Baker, PennDOT (717) 705-1482 joebaker@pa.gov Submit above-ground proposals to: Jen Horn, Preservation Pennsylvania (717) 234-2310 X19 Jhorn@preservationpa.org Read more after the jump.
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