Dear Friend of Pittsburgh’s Architecture & Heritage,
At Preservation Pittsburgh, we love our City Historic Landmarks. So much so that we’re focusing on growing Pittsburgh’s list to landmark the places that capture the story of who we are. And never has there been a greater need to follow the example set by other cities to help ensure the places that matter to us most will be protected for the future.
Cleveland has 356 individual City Historic Landmarks; Baltimore has 388; Chicago, 369; Washington, D.C. has over 650; and New York has a formidable 1,355.
Today, Pittsburgh has 89.
In 2016 we partnered with neighbors and community groups to grow our City’s Landmark list. The former Albright Church, former St. George Church, Howe Spring, Voegtly Spring, Snyder/Catahecassa Spring, and Roslyn Place will elevate the list to 94. In 2017 we plan to nominate more than a dozen places to finally bring Pittsburgh’s landmark list to over 100.
To continue to expand the program, we need your help. On behalf of Preservation Pittsburgh, I write asking you to consider making a contribution to our new Landmarking Fund. With your contribution we can continue to hire researchers to conduct original research on buildings and sites and to use that research to nominate landmarks important to us all.
To make a tax-deductible donation online, go to: http://www.preservationpgh.org/donate/
or send a check made payable to “Preservation Pittsburgh” to Preservation Pittsburgh, 1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 5003, Pittsburgh, Pa.15233 (please note “Landmarking Fund” on the check).
With your donation of $100 or more, membership in Preservation Pittsburgh will be included. If you are already a member, we appreciate your donation to the fund in addition to your annual membership. Should you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Thank you for your support of our efforts and for your consideration of this request to help us landmark Pittsburgh’s historic buildings, sites, & structures!
Best Wishes for the New Year,
Matthew W.C. Falcone
President of the Board