Preservation Pennsylvania regularly responds to requests for information and assistance on a broad range of technical preservation issues. We pride ourselves on being an accessible resource for preservationists, legislators, community-based groups, corporations and the public.
Please let us know how we can assist you!
One of Preservation Pennsylvania’s core missions is to provide
assistance to individuals, organizations and communities who want to
plan for and preserve special places with exceptional meaning. Our membership and generous donors allow us to provide limited hours of
free advisory, planning or educational assistance to jumpstart a
We also offer the services listed below. Fees vary based on the size of the project, number of staff involved,
and other project variables. Project pricing ranges from $500 to several
thousand dollars, depending on complexity and timeline.
Historic Resource Inventories
Historic Resource Survey Forms
National Register Nominations
Tax Credit Applications
Condition Assessment + Preservation Treatment Plans
Outreach & Communications
Educational sessions (see other side)
Preservation Pennsylvania also offers community preservation workshops and educational sessions on a variety of topics. Some of our popular topics include:
Defensible Decision Making
Preserving Your Borough (basic tools for preserving communities)
Certified Local Government Basics
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
Design in Downtown Historic Districts
The Value of Authenticity (re: Alternative Materials)
Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation Activities
Adaptive Reuse: The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Rehabilitating Existing Buildings for New Uses
Fire Detection and Suppression for Buildings in Historic Districts
New Construction in Historic Districts
The Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania
From the Golden Plough to the Golden Arches: Roadside Architecture
Custom topics can be prepared with sufficient notice. Our professional staff has a wide range of expertise and is passionate about sharing preservation knowledge with others.
We also encourage you to review the network of partners listed below. Despite our best efforts to be of service, we are not always able to dedicate significant staff time to every request for help. Therefore, we have compiled this supplemental preservation community contact information for your convenience.
In addition to the resources noted here, we recommend that you contact your local preservation/historic organization, as they are more familiar with the resources and issues of the region.
As always, if you do not find the information that you need you are welcome to contact us using the information below. We will then do our best to put you in contact with an individual or organization that can best handle your questions.
Please let us know how we can assist you. For more information, contact Julia Chain, firstname.lastname@example.org 717-234-2310 x3
Good luck with your projects!
Pennsylvania's Preservation Community
Private statewide preservation groups work with the State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs), assist local groups, intervene in preservation issues, advocate for state legislative support, provide membership and educational programs, issue publications, engage in real estate and revolving fund programs and serve as information clearinghouses.
257 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Fax: (717) email@example.com http://www.preservationpa.org Mindy G. Crawford, Executive Director Preservation Pennsylvania
is the Commonwealth's only statewide,
private non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of
historically and architecturally significant properties. We are also
Pennsylvania's Statewide Partner with the National Trust for Historic
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
As the key state and territorial government preservation officials, the SHPOs conduct cultural resource surveys, prepare statewide preservation plans, nominate properties to the National Register of Historic Places, review federal undertakings for effects on landmarks, administer grants-in-aid, help certify projects for federal tax incentives, provide public education, cooperate with related state agencies, administer historic properties and supervise archaeological activities.
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
State Museum Building
Andrea L. MacDonald
P.O. Box 348
Altoona, PA 16603
Fax: (814) 940-1423http://heritagepa.com/Jane Sheffield, President
HeritagePA is an association of the twelve Pennsylvania Heritage Regions. They work collaboratively to share “best practices” and promote the state's heritage areas. Pennsylvania Downtown Center
1230 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Fax: (717) firstname.lastname@example.org://www.padowntown.org William S. Fontana, Executive Director
Pennsylvania's statewide nonprofit dedicated to the vitality, management and economic development of Pennsylvania's downtowns and business districts. The Pennsylvania Downtown Center also administers the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Main Street and Elm Street programs.
Central PA Headquarters:
240 North Third Street, Suite 407
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 234-6070 East PA:
(610) email@example.comWest PA:
(412) firstname.lastname@example.orgAn Alliance of organizations and individuals committed to promoting sound land use policies and actions. 10,000 Friends seeks growth and development that will support the economic and social viability of landscapes, environmental quality, and heritage resources. National Preservation Community National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support.National Trust for Historic Preservation
2600 Virginia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
The National Main Street Center provides information, offers technical assistance, holds conferences and workshops, and conducts research and advocacy on critical revitalization issues. The Main Street Four-Point Approach® provides a framework for communities to organize themselves for success, improve the design of their neighborhoods, promote their district, and enhance the economic base of a community.
National Main Street Center, Inc.
53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60604