10:00 am10:00

Buttresses, Bell Towers, & Breakfast

Since its inception, Wilkinsburg has been recognized as a city of beautiful religious buildings;  its religious art and architecture is unsurpassed in design, quality, and workmanship.  Historic buildings are places and spaces people hold dear and are integral to our past, present, and future.  Wilkinsburg, the City of Churches.

This fall Preservation Pittsburgh will recognize Wilkinsburg’s irreplaceable religious architecture by sponsoring an amateur photography contest open to all residents and congregations in the borough.

Please join us for the awards ceremony, November 5, 2016, at 10:00am, when winners will be selected from two categories, adults and children 12 and under.  Those selected will receive a prize of up to $100 and breakfast will be provided to all participants and their friends.


We hope you will participate in our contest and show off your beautiful historic building!

8:30 am08:30

Pittsburgh Preservation Summit: Preserving the Past by Planning for the Future

Pittsburgh Preservation Summit: Preserving the Past by Planning for the Future

The City of Pittsburgh will hold a preservation summit on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Point Park University to give an update on the recommendations of its Cultural Heritage Plan.

Host: City of Pittsburgh Department of Planning
Date: Monday, November 16, 8:00a.m.—3:30p.m.
Venue: Point Park University, Third Floor Ballroom, Lawrence Hall
             212 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Featured speakers:
—Donovan Rypkema, a principal at PlaceEconomics, will discuss the conclusions of the Historic Preservation Economic Study commissioned by the City.
—Nore Winter, a preservation specialist, will focus on the City's Historic Guidelines and the utility of conservation districts.

In addition, discussion will feature ongoing historic preservation initiatives in the City, including a question-and-answer session with City officials and with representatives of all three preservation groups.

For more information and to register please contact City Planning at 412-255-2243. This event is free and open to the public.

Preservation Pittsburgh Halloween Happy Hour!
6:30 pm18:30

Preservation Pittsburgh Halloween Happy Hour!

  • Shiloh Grill

oin Preservation Pittsburgh for a Halloween happy hour at one of the city's most haunted restaurants, the Shiloh Grill in Mount Washington.  The evening will feature a talk on the building's history and, of course, preservation talk!