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Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board Information

Each State historic preservation program is required by the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, to maintain an adequate and qualified State Review Board (in Pennsylvania, known as the Historic Preservation Board).

 

Duties of the Historic Preservation Board

  1. Review National Register nominations and nomination appeals;
  2. Review and provide advice about the State's Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan and the State's Annual Historic Preservation Fund Grant;
  3. Provide general advice and guidance to the State Historic Preservation Officer (PHMC Executive Director); and,
  4. Perform other duties as may be appropriate.

 

Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board

  1. Is a primarily professional body that provides professional advice on historic preservation matters. "Primarily professional" means that a majority of the members must meet minimum professional requirements established in regulation by the National Park Service; and represent certain professional disciplines established by the Act.
  2. Must be able to objectively carry out their duties. This is the reason for the National Park Service's requirements that all State Review Boards establish and abide by rules of conduct that avoid conflict of interest.

To learn more, see the National Park Service publication Manual for State Historic Preservation Review Boards.

 

2017 Meeting Schedule

Meetings generally begin at 9:45 am. Review of National Register nominations begins at 12:15 pm. Please contact the office to learn of a particular meeting's start time, (717) 783-8946.

February 7
Commonwealth Keystone Building, 2nd Floor
State Historic Preservation Office, Meadowcroft Room
400 North Street
Harrisburg

June 13
Cumberland County Historical Society, Todd Hall
21 N. Pitt Street
Carlisle

October 3
Rachel Carson Building - Room 105
400 Market Street
Harrisburg

 

Historic Preservation Board Members

Suzanna Barucco
Historic Preservation Consultant
Ardmore

Richard Burkert
Historian/Museum Administration
Johnstown

Steven Burg, Ph.D.
Historian
Shippensburg

Richard Leonori, AIA
Architect
Scranton

Brian Fritz
Archaeologist
New Castle

Jeff Slack, AICP
Preservation Planner
Pittsburgh

Lloyd Chapman
Archaeologist
Akron

Susan Hannegan
County Planner
Mill Hall

Rob Armstrong, Ph.D.
Historian
Philadelphia

John Conti
Architectural Writer
Pittsburgh

Sherri Geary
Economic Development Director
Smethport

Jane Sheffield
Heritage Tourism Director
Altoona

Megan Tooker
Historic Landscape Architect
Bellefonte

Lynne Calamia, PhD
Historian/Museum Administration
Philadelphia

Christine Ussler, AIA
Architect
Bethlehem