One of the most popular posts here on the blog last spring was about the Wilkinsburg Vacant Home Tour. Blogger Ray Bowman wrote a recap of his visit to the tour here.
I was able to stop by and check out a few of the houses featured on the tour, I was on the fence about the idea of bringing a bunch of people to see vacant homes in Wilkinsburg. I was impressed with many of the efforts behind this event and the amount of history that was shared on each of the properties.
The planning meeting for the 2016… Read the rest
One of my favorite summer photos of Albright United Methodist Church. Photo Credit: Larry Rippel.
Last fall, the East Liberty Valley Historical Society put together a monthly lecture series on historic buildings around the East End. I had the opportunity to attend two of these lectures, both were filled with fascinating facts about buildings I see every day and building that are no longer in the neighborhood.
The Albright United Methodist Church building, which sits on the corner of Centre and S. Graham Streets, is one of the many buildings that is at risk of vanishing from the Bloomfield neighborhood.… Read the rest
Join the Young Preservationists Association on Thursday, January 28th at Ace Hotel for our 2016 kick off happy hour to discuss YPA’s 2016 initiatives and what YOU can do to help!
We have some really exciting updates for the National Negro Opera Company House and the Allegheny Commons Pedestrian Bridge, and plans to move forward on initiatives for both Top Ten sites in 2016.
We’ll be organizing a Heart Bomb campaign in February inspired by some of our friends in Buffalo. And we are hosting a Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists Summit here in PGH in April that will… 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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