Nov
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Preservation Pittsburgh's 2017 Annual Meeting

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Please join us on Thursday, November 16 from 6:30-8:00pm at The Firehouse (former Engine House No. 16) at the crossroads of Point Breeze and Homewood!

Get a behind-the-scene tour of the projects Preservation Pittsburgh has worked on this year and those upcoming.  Also come learn about how Paul Fireman of Fireman Creative and his team renovated the abandoned 1888 Firehouse.  The address is:

Engine House No. 16; 7101 Penn Ave.; Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Fireman Creative has a free parking lot across the street on Penn Ave. marked by a sign that reads "Church in Pittsburgh".  There is also on-street parking.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Our Annual Meeting is a member appreciation event and admission is complimentary for current Preservation Pittsburgh members.  If you are not currently a member, we'd love to have you join us (individual membership ranges from $10-$30).  Click here to become a member or renew your membership.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to mmcswigan@preservationpgh.org

Advanced reservation is required as capacity is limited!

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Oct
7
3:30pm 3:30pm

Oakland Modern

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Oakland Modern

A guided walking tour of modern and late modern architecture and design throughout the neighborhood of Oakland and the University of Pittsburgh campus.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017 

3:30 - 5:30pm
Rain or Shine

Join Preservation Pittsburgh and the organization’s Modern Committee (ModCom) on Saturday, October 7th to explore a range of modern and late modern structures and interiors. The Oakland neighborhood is home to a unique, dense collection of banks, apartment buildings, and campus facilities - from libraries to parking garages - completed in the 1960s and 1970s. Enjoy our original walking tour designed and led by Preservation Pittsburgh board members.

The tour will end at 5:30pm at neighborhood favorite, Butterjoint, where guests can enjoy drinks and conversation with fellow architecture and design lovers.

This free tour marks the inaugural event of the ModCom: Preservation Pittsburgh. Through its Modern Committee, the organization will highlight Pittsburgh’s modern-era design and advocate for its preservation.

In partnership with Docomomo US Tour Day 2017, the annual national celebration of modern architecture and design featuring public tours and special programs across the United States.

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Sep
30
9:00am 9:00am

Churches of Wilkinsburg: A Neighborhood Architectural Tour

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – CONTEST RULES!

What kind of photos should I submit?

  • Capture a historic religious structure of Wilkinsburg in your own way!
  • New pictures (not published before)
  • The outside of buildings (no interior pictures)
  • Submit your best, up to four.

When can I submit a pictures?

  • Anytime between September 14-October 14, 2017 
  • Our FREE walking tour is September 30th from 9:00AM - 1:00PM
  • A great opportunity to view the sites with a group and snap pics.

Who can enter contest?

  • Anyone with a camera or smartphone! The winner categories are:
  • Advanced (experienced, professional photographers)
  • Amateur/Youth (anyone who enjoys snapping pics!)
  • Wilkinsburg Residents (your community is important to this project!)

How do I submit?

  • Have Instagram? Use the hashtag: #wilkinsburg_pp
  • (Posts without this hashtag will not be entered!)
  • Send them by Email to: photocontest@preservationpgh.org
  • Include your name and category (include Wilkinsburg residency if applicable) with any entry.

Then What?

  • Preservation Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg community leaders choose winners for each category.
  • Prizes will be given at an event on November 4.
  • Two images will be displayed in the November Captured::Pittsburgh Open Air Art Gallery in Shadyside.
  • More prizes include a photography workshop, gift certificates to Wilkinsburg-area shops and restaurants and a chance to be included in a special exhibition.
  • Many submissions will be printed and displayed in the Wilkinsburg Borough Building by the Wilkinsburg Historical Society.
  • You, the photographer, keep the rights and ownership of your unique pictures, Preservation Pittsburgh may display images on our website and social media, with credit given to each photographer!

 Why??

Your photographs help Preservation Pittsburgh bring community attention to Wilkinsburg’s Historic Religious structures! All are welcome.

 Still Have Questions?

Email us! photocontest@preservationpgh.org

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Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Spring Hill Spring - Summer Celebration!

This year Preservation Pittsburgh turns 25 and we have much to celebrate, like the landmarking of Spring Hill's Voegtly Spring!

Help us celebrate our Silver Anniversary and the landmarking of Pittsburgh’s historic springs on Friday, August 11 at Wigle’s Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden on the North Side! Stop by the Barrelhouse (1055 Spring Garden Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) between 6 and 9 pm.  Graciously, Wigle Whiskey is helping the cause and Preservation Pittsburgh will receive a portion of all sales of Wigle cocktails, bottles, and merchandise!  

The event is rain or shine (in case of rain, we’ll be under cover in the barrelhouse & tasting room).

Come support our endeavors by purchasing drinks at Wigle Whiskey. There is no admission charge for the event. Bring your friends, buy drinks (responsibly), and mingle with those who love Pittsburgh!  Baby Loves Tacos will also be joining us at the event, so, come hungry!

You are welcome to park in all the following places:

  1. Gravel lot on Spring Garden Ave, diagonal from Whiskey Garden
  2. Alley behind Whiskey Garden, access from Vinial or Basin St. 
  3. Street Parking on Troy Hill Rd, Vinial, Voskamp. Access Voskamp St via Basin Street.
  4. Lots surrounding Penn Brewery (next to municipal building, gravel lot on Troy Hill Road, gravel lot on Vinial St)
  5. Lot behind Schiller Classical Academy which you can get to via Wetach St.

Please do not park on sidewalks on Spring Garden Avenue! Wigle enjoys a good relationship with their neighbors and your cooperation is appreciated. 

For more info (including parking):

https://www.wiglewhiskey.com/barrelhouse

Special thanks to Wigle for allowing us to host this event!

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Nov
5
10:00am10:00am

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!

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Nov
16
8:30am 8:30am

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.

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