Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Petition to save the Frank and Seder Building

The Frank and Seder Building is a historic department store (now defunct) in downtown Pittsburgh, located at the corner of Smithfield and Fifth Avenue. Oxford Development has proposed to demolish for new construction, or refurbish, the existing building, which was built circa 1917.

Please sign my petition and send a clear message to Oxford Development that we would like to see this great old building preserved. Your voice may make the difference!

Sign the Petition Here

You can also email Oxford Development and make your voice heard regarding this issue:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mon Valley Photo Tour, Part III: Monongahela, PA

The third and final installment of the Mon Valley Photo Tour takes us to Monongahela, Pennsylvania. I have saved the best for last. This is a small town along the Monongahela River. Compared to other towns in this mostly depressed area of the country, south of Pittsburgh, Monongahela is relatively vibrant. Its downtown features many operating businesses, such as coffee shops, cafes, and several antique stores. The streets are also lively during business hours, and young professionals can be seen walking around. There is a lovely downtown park, and streets are lined with gorgeous Victorian era homes, many of which have been restored to their former splendor. Monongahela is a delightful surprise.

"Here thousands of pioneers began the river journey to the West." This is a fascinating and romantic history that is fun to think about while sitting on one of the many benches facing the river and admiring the rural beauty of the land.
"Monongahela Area Historical Society"
A park in downtown Monongahela.
Built circa 1860s.
Post Office.
Built during the Civil War.