Thursday, January 15, 2015
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Have you ever wondered about what it would take to get your house or commercial building listed on the National Register of Historic Places? Do you know the requirements and implications of a City-designated Historic Landmark? Are you a member of a community group that is interested in designating your neighborhood as an historic district? And what’s with the Historic Landmark Plaque you see on so many buildings, bridges, and landmarks?
If you have ever wondered about any of these questions and have an interest in learning more about historic these designations and their implications, from the federal to state, and local levels, then then join us at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center for a comprehensive lecture on National Register and Local Historic Designations.
This lecture will include presentations by experts who will discuss what these designations mean, the advantages and distinctions of each, and the process of nominating buildings and neighborhoods for listing on the National Register of Historic Places or City of Pittsburgh- designation of historic buildings and districts.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
RSVPs are appreciated. Contact:
Mary Lu Denny – (412) 471-5808 x 527
Submitted by Carole Malakoff
My issue of the Victorian Homes Holiday issue arrived last week. Our Christmas Tour is listed on “The Spectator” page again this year. This means that potential visitors from all around the country will pick up the information about our tour. Last year we had visitors come from the tri-state area, New York, and as far away as California.
I titled this story Our Christmas Tour because the funds raised from this event benefit all of us who live and work in Allegheny West. The funds raised from this event go toward neighborhood beautification, remediation of problem properties, social events, etc. The Tour Committee is asking everyone to GET INVOLVED.
Of course, we will need help the weekend of the tour with house sitting, guiding tours, lighting luminaries, and decorating our streets. Right now we need homeowners to step forward and offer to open your homes for the tour. Many of us have done this over the years. Some have done it every year, for 32 years. We need some of you who have not participated before to do so. Please DO NOT sit back and think that it is not your responsibility or that “someone else will do it”. It is the responsibility of all of us to see that our neighborhood continues on an uphill mode.
So-o-o, if a member of the Tour Committee asks you to open your home this year, please say, “Yes this is the year that I can make a big contribution to my community”. Yes, it is stressful, but help is out there if you need it, and it is a great ego booster. Visitors always offer compliments on the work you’ve done.
Contact Carole Malakoff:
(412) 321-3612 firstname.lastname@example.org
The next meeting of the Tour Committee is on Thursday evening, October 16 at 7:30 pm at 913 Brighton Road. Everyone is invited to attend. Come and find out what you can do to help!
Love Allegheny Commons Park and looking for a way to meet new people in the neighborhood?
Host an Allegheny Commons Meet & Greet! These small gatherings with neighbors, light food and beverages exist to celebrate Allegheny Commons and to inform the community about the park restoration process. Hosts invite friends from the neighborhood and prospective Friends of Allegheny Commons to the event. Participating in an Allegheny Commons Meet & Greet is a great way to learn about current and future projects taking place in the park. If interested in hosting or attending a Meet & Greet please get in touch:
Email Erin Tobin
Project Administrator | Allegheny Commons Initiative
833 Western Avenue
Neighbor: Lindo’s Restaurant
Project: Façade Renovations
851 Beech Avenue
Neighbor: Cathy Serventi & Gene Wilson
Project: Side Porch Addition