Preservation

  • Old House Fair in Bellefonte
    Save the Date!: April 28 & 29, 2017

    The Pennsylvania Match Factory • 100 Match Factory Place • Bellefonte, PA
    CentreHistory.org/OHF

    BELLEFONTE, PAThe Bellefonte Historical and […]

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  • Every single person in the country has places that are important to them. Places they care about. Places that matter. We want to see and celebrate the places that matter to you.

    It’s simple…

    Download and print the sign or add […]

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  • CCHS extends its sincere thanks to the Centre County Government for graciously sponsoring CNET for the filming of the 26th Annual John H. Ziegler Historic Preservation Awards of the Centre County Historical Society.  The 2014 John H. Ziegler Historic Preservation Awards presentation is available in its entirety for you to view online. Each year for 25 years, [...]

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  • Some basic techniques and resources required for researching a historic property. Whether the research is intended for personal or academic interest, or for the nomination of a property to the National Register of Historic Places,the following information will help the […]

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  • A list of properties or districts, their address and the date listed in the historic register.

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  • 1. What is the National Register of Historic Places?

    The National Register of Historic Places, maintained by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, is the nation’s official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in […]

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  • Centre County was, for the first half century or so of its history, cut off from more populated areas of Pennsylvania by the “Endless Mountains,” the long folded Appalachians that can be seen from nearly every point in the County.

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  • Blumenson, John. Identifying American Architecture: Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, 1600-1945. Nashville: American Association for State & Local History, 1977.

    Carley, Rachel. Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.

    Downing, Andrew Jackson. The Architecture of […]

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  • The Centre Furnace Mansion was where the Centre Furnace ironmaster and his family resided Here, the ironmaster could oversee the operations of the furnace business, located within view from the southwest corner of the house. It is appropriately called a mansion, since a mansion is the largest house in a village. This was the largest [...]

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  • See the winners, photos and information about the 2012 Historic Preservation Awards.

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