Writer & photographer
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221
The desire to gain a greater understanding of our past has driven archaeologists, artists, and scholars from across the world to study the vestiges of lifestyles and places that vanished. Through his collection of writing and photography, Matthew Christopher has spent the last decade documenting some of the ruins of America in our time. His work spans architectural treasures left to the elements and then all too often lost forever.
About the presenter: Matthew Christopher has had an interest… 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
The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation is a great organization that has been doing some great work here in Pittsburgh since 1964. This workshop is just one of the many programs they offer throughout the year.
If you are looking to learn more about historic buildings or just want to meet some great people – check out one of their SOTS events. SOTS is short for the Society of Tavern Seekers – every few months they meet at a historic bar in Pittsburgh for a happy hour event.
‘Building Green’ with ARTEMIS Environmental
What does “building green” really mean?
Green… Read the rest