Historic Preservation

Lafayette Place, built as the Erie Steam Bakery, sits on the corner of East 4th and French Streets, Erie.

Preservation Erie was formed in late 2007 by a group of Erie residents who believe first and foremost that the future of this region is deeply rooted in its past. Preservation Erie aspires to engage like-minded individuals, civic leaders, agencies, and organizations in a regional discussion about the need to reverse course.  They seek to create public policies that link the potential of historic preservation and smart urban design with a strategy for sustainable development that can rejuvenate our region.

They are an entirely volunteer organization.  If you believe the future of northwest Pennsylvania should be grounded in its past, they invite you to be part of their work—by becoming a member, by contributing ideas and photographs of your favorite building or place, or by attending their next public event.

Other Sites of Interest
Preservation Pennsylvania
PHMC Bureau for Historic Preservation
Preservation Nation
ProjectPATH (Project for Pennsylvania Transportation and Heritage)