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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Demolition Delay Ordinance Being Considered for City of Erie

Demolition Delay Ordinance Being Considered for City of Erie

During the Wednesday, December 2nd Erie City Council meeting, Councilman Dave Brennan will put forth a recommendation to incorporate a demolition delay ordinance into the City's existing demolition regulations with the goal to protect our historic resources. This delay would provide a "window of opportunity" for a building or structure to be saved if it is determined to be significant by the historic review committee. The public is welcome to attend the 9 am meeting and voice opinions regarding the proposed ordinance.
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$25,000 Grant Awarded for Historic Preservation Planning

$25,000 Grant Awarded for Historic Preservation Planning

The Erie County Planning Department and Preservation Erie have been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to develop a Cultural Heritage Plan for Erie County. The proposed plan will look at historic preservation plans that have been used in the past, as well as current preservation plans, and develop an action plan to preserve historic resources.
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Taking Stock of Our Treasures, One Historic Building at a Time

Taking Stock of Our Treasures, One Historic Building at a Time

Thanks to generous support from the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority, The Erie Community Foundation, the Perry 200 Commission, and individuals, Preservation Erie completed an unprecedented county-wide inventory of historic resources. Between December 2013 and May 2015, the consulting firm of Wise Preservation Planning identified, documented and mapped all historic resources and historic districts that are individually listed on, determined to be eligible for, or appear to be eligible for, the National Register of Historic Places.
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Restore, Renovate and Revitalize: DIY Workshops for Residential Property Owners

Restore, Renovate and Revitalize: DIY Workshops for Residential Property Owners

If you like to tackle home improvement projects on your own, please join us for this exciting and informative series of DIY classes. Topics addressed include budget friendly weatherization strategies, roof and foundation repair, window maintenance, repair and replacement, painting, and common residential architectural styles. Classes are held the first four Tuesdays in May from 6-8 p.m. at the Intermodal Transportation Center. The series is hosted by Preservation Erie, Bayfront East Side Taskforce, Emerge 2040, and Snoops Neighborhood Association.
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