Planning for Preservation in Pennsylvania Survey

It is time to update Pennsylvania’s statewide historic preservation plan. PA SHPO wants – and needs – to hear from Pennsylvanians like you. An online survey is one of the best ways to collect information from a broad and diverse group of Pennsylvanians about the historic and cultural resources in their communities and historic preservation

HIGHRISES Exhibition

Join us to celebrate the book release of “Highrises: Art Deco” by Chris Hytha and Mark Houser on December 8. The exhibition features large prints of high-res drone scans documenting 50+ historic skyscrapers and a physical model. Pre-order the book here.

In With the Old

YFPA is thrilled to announce the 2023 edition of In With The Old, where we come together to celebrate historic preservation in the Philadelphia region. This year we’ll be celebrating in the beautiful Duke & Duke Boardroom at 123 South Broad Street.

Strengthen the Pennsylvania Historic Tax Credit

Learn from national experts, state legislators, and local developers about the benefits that can come from strengthening the Commonwealth’s historic tax credit program. View the event program and slideshow.

The People of Frankford

The roadway we now know as Frankford Avenue had its origins as a Lenape Indian trail. However, the English were not the first Europeans to settle in what is now Frankford, with the Swedes having earlier set up mills along the creek.  English colonization, led by the Quakers, eventually resulted in the Lenape Indian trail

The Communities of Rose Valley

In 1901, Philadelphia architect William Price and a cohort of like-minded friends purchased eighty acres of land surrounding what had been Rose Valley Mills in Delaware County.  Their primary focus was to design and construct a new community based on the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement, specifically the relationship of men to their

Historic Haddonfield New Jersey

Haddonfield was founded in the early 18th century by Elizabeth Haddon, as a community where Quakers could worship and live in peace. Haddonfield quickly grew into the largest town in southern New Jersey and the market town for the region. The town became a reluctant host to both the British and patriot armies during the

The Powelton Village Historic District

The Powelton Village Historic District, comprised of over 900 properties, was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in November 2022.  District nominations are not meant to be comprehensive neighborhood histories, and yet much social history must be understood to make sense of the development history, and vice versa.  This talk will look mainly

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