Essential Pittsburgh
2:29 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

The Young Preservationists Association Works to Save Historic Sites in Pittsburgh

Credit YPA

The Young Preservationists Association has announced their list of places to save in the Pittsburgh region. We’ll discover what sites are being saved, threatened by the wrecking ball or simply being neglected by from Ellen Kitzerow, Chair of the Young Preservationists.

Government & Politics
11:45 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Historic Preservation As Economic Development: Peduto Says Yes, Please

The YMCA building in East Liberty plans to use preservation tax credits to develop a hotel.
Credit Irina Zhorov / 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced that he wants to use the city’s stock of aging buildings as a tool for economic development.

Beyond Pittsburgh, too, Pennsylvania has no shortage of old buildings and some cities have long used them as a selling point. 

A new study measured the impact of maintaining older buildings in urban areas and concluded that for cities lucky enough to have them, leveraging them can bring development.

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Government & Politics
4:56 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Strip District Added To National Register Of Historic Places

Mayor Bill Peduto announces the naming of Pittsburgh's Strip District as a National Historic District.
Credit Irina Zhorov/90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh’s Strip District has been added to the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic District.

There are currently 18 National Historic Districts registered in Pittsburgh, with the Strip District the latest addition. The 13-block area being recognized will include more than 60 buildings between 15th and 22nd streets and the St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church.

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