Public Forum for the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan October 27
While we are undertaking historic preservation planning at the county level, the state has started work on Community Connections, the statewide historic preservation plan. In addition to completing an online survey, you can participate in the planning process by attending one of their open houses and public forums. We hope to see you at the open house in Erie, which is October 27th 3 - 8 pm at Manchester Schoolhouse, 6610 West Lake Road, Fairview. By clicking the photograph above, you will be taken to a page where they can learn more about the statewide plan and sign up to receive informational notices from the State Historic Preservation Office.
$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.
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.
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.