Lost and Found

Lost Proving that it is as important as the buildings and structures it documents, Pennsylvania Architecture: The Historic American Buildings Survey, 1933-1990, recently released by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, boasts more than sixteen hundred entries. The 1787 Joseph Dorsey House near West Brownsville, Washington County, had long been recognized as a fine example of a...
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Executive Director’s Message

This edition of Pennsylvania Heritage pays tribute to The State Museum of Pennsylvania on its centennial. The museum was developed as one of the first comprehensive state museums in the nation. Sylvester K. Stevens (1904-1974), the legendary executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), brought the agency to new, unparalleled levels of professionalism. Under his...
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Lost and Found

Lost In 1970, the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) deemed St. John Evangelist Episcopal Church, Dingmans Ferry, Pike County, to be in excellent condition and considered it noteworthy because it retained many of its original details, including Celtic crosses, stained glass windows, lancet entrance, and an open belfry. St. John’s parish was originally organized to serve not only full time...
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