Built in 1890, the Westinghouse Castle was designed by Frederick J. Osterling. Osterling is well known for his work around Pittsburgh. The most prominent Osterling building is probably the Union Trust Building. The Westinghouse Castle, was never actually a castle or a residence. This building served as an office building for the Westinghouse Air Brake Company. From 2006 until 2013, the Westinghouse Castle was used as a museum and could be rented for events. John Graf, who runs the Priory Hospitality group, purchased the Westinghouse Castle last summer. The Priory Hospitality group plans to redevelop the castle as a boutique… Read the rest
Today’s preservation month post is inspired by the Millvale Musical Festival, which is happening on Saturday, May 13. Millvale continues to gain popularity as a destination for breweries, music, community projects and some impressive community events. If you are headed to Millvale then you need to know about the Maxo Vanka murals, which might be one of the best kept secrets in Pittsburgh.
If you are headed to Millvale for the music festival, you might want to take a little break to check these unique works of art. Even if you are not headed to the music festivals, the Maxo… Read the rest
I’ve spent the past few days at home with the flu, which has given me plenty of time to watch the Presidential debate previews, documentaries on the candidates, the debates and the debate recaps. Twelve years ago, I had never voted, but a few month after attending a candidate MeetUp at the Church Brew Works, I quit my job and went to work full time on the presidential campaign.
Today, September 27 is National Voter Registration Day, a perfect excuse for a post on registering to vote.
October 11, 2016 is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE before the… Read the rest
Join NextGen Climate Pennsylvania for their first NextGen Social hour with special guest Gisele Barreto Fetterman. Topics will include the 412 Food Rescue Program, NextGen Climate, and the FreeStore.
6-630pm: Arrival and Socialize Time
630pm-7:15pm: Gisele Fetterman Speaks/NextGen speaks
Franktuary Food Truck will be on site and you can purchase drinks from the Brew Gents. Come join us for this kickoff to the series!
Learn more about NextGen Climate in Pittsburgh!
NextGen Climate is rolling out a massive effort to register and engage voters around the issue of climate change before election day. To learn more about NextGen’s work… Read the rest
Gloria Skillings arrived at Pittsburgh’s Penn Station from Philadelphia on a recent August evening. She opted to take the train for the scenic value and because it’s less hassle than flying.
Still, Skillings laments Pittsburgh’s Amtrak service, “It’s limited.”
She’s right. Only one train per day departs from Pittsburgh and services Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New York City, and places in between. Likewise for travellers coming from NYC. They get one shot at getting to Pittsburgh on passenger rail. The Amtrak route is known as the Pennsylvanian
A group called Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail is pushing for increased service on the… Read the rest