Our places matter.

The built landscape of Erie and northwest Pennsylvania is a tangible expression of our richly layered social, cultural, and industrial history. Along with the natural landscape, it's the built environment that shapes our collective regional identity and sense of place.

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Public meetings scheduled for Erie, Corry

Public meetings scheduled for Erie, Corry

Since December, Preservation Erie and the consulting firm Wise Preservation Planning have been working on a county-wide inventory of historic resources. Inventories for the cities of Erie and Corry are nearly complete. The public is invited to attend presentations of the inventory results and question and answer sessions with consultant Bob Wise Tuesday, June 24 at 7 pm at the Corry Higher Education Council, 221 N Center Street, Corry and Wednesday, June 25 at the Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State Street, Erie at 7 pm.
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Preservation Erie and Historical Society Collaborate to Present ECGRA Mission Main Street Workshop

Preservation Erie and Historical Society Collaborate to Present ECGRA Mission Main Street Workshop

Preservation Erie and the Erie County Historical Society are collaborating to present an Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority Mission Main Street workshop. The event will take place June 20, 2014, from 9 a.m. to3 p.m. at the Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State Street, Erie.
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Erie Places, Erie Stories exhibit available online

Erie Places, Erie Stories exhibit available online

The project engaged Mercyhurst students throughout fall 2013 in both producing photographs of a few of Erie’s great buildings and landscapes, and conducting oral history interviews with individuals who have some connection to those places.
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Villa Chapel supporters hold (another) Easter event

Villa Chapel supporters hold (another) Easter event

At 1pm on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, members of the Save the Villa Chapel committee of Preservation Erie will convene for the ninth year in a row at the corner of West 9th and Liberty to provide an update on the status of the landmark chapel. Following the announcement, a brief Easter Parade will be held to celebrate the chapel’s survival through another difficult winter.
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