About 30 miles west of the city of Pittsburgh, an hour drive by car, along the Kiskiminetas River sits the very tiny Borough of Saltsburg. If you have been reading IheartPGH this summer, you know that I have been spending a lot of time learning about local historic preservation, which has given me the opportunity to learn about many more places of historic interest. Which is exactly how the town of Saltsburg came across my radar. I have been learning about the big beauty of this tiny borough from a friend who is as passionate about promoting Saltsburg, as I… Read the rest
“Will you come to church with me on Sunday” is most certainly not a blog post title I thought I would be writing this summer, or ever. Last Sunday, I attended the service that Albright United Methodist Church held on the lawn in front of their church on Centre Ave. I don’t often go to church, I am not Methodist and I had not attended a church service at Albright before. If I go to church it is to look at the architecture or I will on the rare occasion sneak in the back of East Liberty Presbyterian Church in… Read the rest
The Vacant Home Tour through Wilkinsburg took place on a hot Saturday, May 9th. 88 degrees was too hot to bike from Millvale comfortably, but I didn’t know that until I was standing (uncomfortably) at the registration desk. The walking tour was a little over two miles round trip and, while technically not in the City of Pittsburgh, included a hill or two. Each tour goer picked up a booklet that had descriptions of each home and a map then were sent up the hill to Singer place to the first home.
1329 Singer Place is a shy home, trying… Read the rest
This Saturday, May 9th, is the Vacant Home Tour of Wilkinsburg. Tour takers will spend 45 minutes walking through Wilkinsburg, be shown five vacant historic homes by knowledgeable tour guides, then be able to sit in on a workshop to learn what goes into buying one. If you’re thinking “that sounds unique”, you’re right: it may be the first tour of its kind. And if you’re thinking “I should go”, then you’re not alone: nearly 500 people have RSVP’d on their Facebook page. Best of all, the tour is free for you to take because of a Small & Simple… Read the rest