If you have been reading the blog or following IheartPGH on Twitter and Instagram over the past year, you have noticed more than a few posts about the Albright United Methodist Church building. On Monday afternoon, I will address the Pittsburgh City Council at the final public hearing on the historic designation for this building.
I am asking for your help in making sure that this building receives a historic designation in the City of Pittsburgh. A year ago, I helped to organized a community block party to bring together neighbors and community members to think about the future of… Read the rest
This weekend, young preservationists from Buffalo, Ohio, Wheeling, and Indianapolis will descend on Pittsburgh for the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationist Summit. This is a big deal for Pittsburgh and for the historic preservationists who are coming to town. Not only is this a great opportunity to show our rust belt neighbors some of the best historic preservation Pittsburgh has to offer, but this is a chance to learn from other cities what has been successful in their historic preservation efforts.
One of the most influential events that I participated in was the 2nd annual GLUE (Great Lakes Urban Exchance) conference… Read the rest
[TL;DR – Wednesday 3/2 is the public hearing for historic designation for Albright, this could be the last best chance for the public to support saving this 109-year-old historic church in Bloomfield, please sign the petition & attend the public hearing.]
If you had told me a year ago, that I would be a regular attendee of the Historic Review Commission meetings for the City of Pittsburgh, I probably would have laughed out loud. In high school, I had an English teacher tell me I would never write an A paper. So I stopped writing and reading and spent all… Read the rest
Do you love old buildings? Want to learn more about historic preservation in Pittsburgh? This Monday, November 16, The City of Pittsburgh, Department of City Planning is hosting a one day conference on historic planning at Point Park University.
Preserving the Past by Planning for the Future
When: Monday, November 16, 2015
Where: Point Park University | Lawrence Hall | 212 Wood Street, 3rd Floor Ballroom
Cost: The conference is free to attend, but you MUST RSVP by emailing email@example.com
8:00 – 8:30 Event Registration
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome
8:45–9:00 Point Park University & Historic Preservation
9:00–10:00 Historic Preservation:… Read the rest
Love. Love. Love this idea from the Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh to promote the YPA Top 10 Preservation Opportunities event next week.
Check out some of these recent Missed Connections posts for a preview of the list of the YPA’s Top Ten Preservation opportunities for 2015.
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u saw me on my street corner…my turrets had caught your eye when u were leaving a wedding. u said i was a princess, but u know i’m a really a queen. name’s anne. used to be with a riverboat captain… Read the rest