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Advocacy Alert

Please visit our Advocacy page to help with our efforts to ensure the state historic preservation tax credit doesn't sunset. Learn what's happened so far and how you can take action by reaching out to your state legislators and asking them to sign on to legislation.
Update!  SB 542 and HB 1173 were introduced on April 9, 2019 for the re-authorization and expansion of the PA Historic Preservation Tax Credit!
The state historic preservation tax credit is an important tool for preserving and reusing historic buildings across the state. Current efforts hope to increase the current amount of $3 million to $30 million. Click here to learn more.

Pennsylvania At Risk: The Buck Tavern

Buck Tavern for saleInterested in owning a historic tavern in the Harrisburg area?
West Hanover Township is accepting sealed bids for the historic Buck Tavern 7590 Jonestown Rd/7565 Manor Dr., Harrisburg, 17112.
Reserve bid $135,000. Pre-bid tour April 22.
This property was added to the 2017 Pennsylvania At Risk with concerns that it was going to be demolished. (Read about it in the 2017 At Risk newsletter.) Preservation Pennsylvania worked with the township to discuss potential reuse options and encourage preservation of this old tavern rather than demolition.
See our Historic Properties for Sale page for more information and the West Hanover Township RFP.
Click here to download our flyer and help us get the word out!
West Hanover Twp is selling via a sealed bid due April 24, so do not delay!

awards logoPennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the 2019 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards! We look forward to seeing you at the awards ceremony on June 19 in Chambersburg. Registration information will be available soon.

2019 Pennsylvania At Risk

Weather. Money. Bulldozers. These three issues are the main challenges facing the local landmarks that make up our 2019 Pennsylvania At Risk. These places become our work priorities for the year. But you can help!
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Want to donate to help save places at risk? Click here to choose between a one-time or a sustaining donation.

Mifflin House (2017 PA At Risk)

Exterior Mifflin HouseAfter months of negotiation with the site developer, Kinsley Properties, an agreement has been reached that would give Preservation Pennsylvania, Susquehanna Heritage, and other partners the opportunity to purchase the historic Mifflin House, associated buildings and 62 acres.

Kinsley has agreed to not develop this section of the property for 24 months to give the preservation groups the needed time to raise funds and determine an end use. Preservation Pennsylvania appreciates the willingness of the developer to work toward a positive solution.

Read the article in the York Daily Record



Jane Johnson_Abolition Hall_Plymouth Meeting_HovnanianTwo of our 2017 Pennsylvania at Risk sites have important historic connections to the Underground Railroad that are under grave threat. Please help by speaking out or donating to cover the substantial legal fees necessary to challenge the threat. 
Abolition Hall, the Corson/Hovenden Homestead and the Plymouth Meeting Historic District
The Friends of Abolition Hall Fund are challenging a developer’s plan to subdivide a nationally-significant, historic 10.45-acre parcel to construct 48 townhouses.
The Friends group is composed of local residents and supporters who believe that the proposed subdivision and townhouse development fails to acknowledge or respect the powerful history of this homestead. Whitemarsh Township should ask the developer for the best possible plan for this site, that will help preserve the rare and nationally-significant places that make the township a desirable place to live.
Visit our Abolition Hall page for more information.
"Like" the Plymouth Meeting Abolition Hall page on Facebook for call to action updates, meeting notices and news.
Mifflin House
Preservation Pennsylvania and the Kreutz Creek Valley Preservation Society (KCVPS), based in Hellam Township, have formed a partnership to preserve the threatened historic Mifflin House in Hellam Township, York County. Preservation Pennsylvania named Mifflin House to its Pennsylvania At Risk list in 2017. A brief was filed in the York County Court of Common Pleas to stop plans by the current owners, the Blessing Family, and their developer partner, Kinsley Equities, LLC, to demolish the historic property overlooking the Susquehanna River. Visit our Mifflin House page for more information and the press release.
Visit our Mifflin House page for more information.

"Like" the "Help Save Mifflin House" page on Facebook for call to action updates, meeting notices and news.



guide to historic windowsWhat About the Windows? Help Save Them!

Preservation Pennsylvania is pleased to announce publication of "Considering the Repair, Retrofit, and Replacement of Historic Windows." Useful for HARBS and CLGs, the guide also provides useful information for individual preservationists to advocate for saving historic windows rather than replacing them. 
Help spread the word and be an advocate for original windows!
This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office via the Certified Local Government program, and is made possible by cooperation of the Boroughs and HARBs of Gettysburg, Bellefonte and Mercersburg.
(Know of a great window restoration/refit expert? Send us the info at ssmith@preservationpa.org -- thanks!)


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How to Protect and Preserve the Historic Places That Matter to You
This four-part document is intended to provide you with the information and tools that you may need to make informed decisions about your historic preservation project. 
  Upcoming Events
  2019 PA Statewide Conference on Heritage Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Location: June 19-21, 2019, Wilson College, Chambersburg
  2019 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Location: Wilson College, Chambersburg

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