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Pennsylvania Register of Historic Places

Chapter 5, ยง502(2), of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute, Title 37, Historical and Museums, also known as The Pennsylvania History Code, empowers the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (Commission) to compile, maintain, revise and publish a selected inventory of significant historic resources in the Commonwealth, to be known as the Pennsylvania Register of Historic Places, pursuant to criteria of significance approved by the Commission.

The policy and practice of the Commission is and has been that properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places shall constitute the Pennsylvania Register of Historic Places.

The Commission's policy of maintaining a Pennsylvania Register of Historic Places parallels those listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. This policy was officially approved at its quarterly meeting on March 15, 2006 and recorded in the minutes of that meeting to confirm the existing practice.