During October's Historic Review Commission meeting, the Commission considered a nomination submitted by neighbors for the Card Carriage House located in Point Breeze. Constructed in 1893 by supervising builder Henry Shank, the house was once part of the larger Card Estate and embodies elements of Romanesque Revival and Bungalow styles. The building is a wonderful part of our history and the Board of Preservation Pittsburgh sent a letter of support for the nomination.
While the HRC unanimously recommended the site be listed, it faces an uncertain future in front of City Council. The Card Carriage House nomination does not have the support of its owner, who has made several inappropriate renovations to the property's exterior and allows the property's irreplaceable features to deteriorate. This site stands in Councilman Rev. Burgess' district and he has made it clear to the neighbors he will not support the nomination because of the objection of the owner. We will continue to advocate for the Card Carriage House and encourage you to write your Councilperson in support as well.