The East Liberty Presbyterian Church tower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Another one of Pittsburgh’s best kept secrets. I happened to be at East Liberty Presbyterian Church one Sunday morning and I always read the bulletin because each Sunday they put in fun trivia facts about the music and things that happened on this day in history. I noticed they were offering a tour of the building after the service. It was one of those gray summer Sunday’s where I didn’t have anything else planned, so I stuck around and joined a handful of folks for a tour of the building from… Read the rest
Update: The City Council Hearing on the historic designation for Roslyn Place is Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 1:30pm in City Council Chambers. The hearing is open to the public and meeting details from the City Clerk’s office are available online here.
I know much has been published about this but thought it was worth a repost because it is a unique historic preservation find in Pittsburgh.
An interesting piece of history and a Pittsburgh fun facts, something that just might help you win a trivia game someday. Roslyn Place, a small dead-end street off Ellsworth in Shadyside is… Read the rest
Next up in our series on historic buildings for Preservation Month is Schenley High School and the release of a new book about the school.
I have been interested in learning more about the Schenley High School building for quite sometime. I have never been in the building, but it has been a place that have been wanting to learn more about. Beyond being a beautiful building, Schenley High school served as a model for integrated schools.
I have friends who attended Schenley who incredibly fond of this building and their time spent inside. I know there was quite a… Read the rest
Urban Hike is a free guided walk around one (or several) of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The guided hike is led by a group of volunteers who carefully research each route and invite experts from the neighborhood to come speak to the group on local history and neighborhood development. If you like history, exploring or you are looking for a way to learn more about Pittsburgh, then Urban Hike is for you.
I have attended many of the past Urban Hikes, which has led to discovering all kinds of secrets about Pittsburgh. The John Woods House, aka the 2nd oldest house in… Read the rest
The East Liberty Valley Historic Society is a nonprofit that exists to document and share the history of the East Liberty neighborhood and surrounding areas. East Liberty is a particularly interesting area of Pittsburgh when it comes to development as it has many buildings from the time East Liberty became a fashionable suburb for some of Pittsburgh’s wealthiest families who were looking to escape the congestion of Downtown Pittsburgh in the 1850s. East Liberty is also the site of a massive Urban Renewal project in the 1950s.
The East Liberty Valley Historic Society has been documenting and sharing information about… Read the rest