1. St. Nicholas Croatian Church - North Side (Demolished in January, 2013). Built 1900-1901. Designated a City of Pittsburgh Historic Landmark, but this designation did not protect the building in the end. The demolition of this building perhaps set a precedent for the future demolition of city designated landmarks. Read more about St. Nicholas, and see pictures of the building here.
2. Brody Block - Oil City (Demolished in April, 2013). Fortunately, I was able to photograph this building in March, shortly before demolition. The Redevelop Oil City community group raised funds to level this historic block, and was ignorant and careless of the importance of historic preservation in community revitalization. They chose to have an undeveloped lot instead of a vacant building. See more photographs here.
|Brody Block - Oil City. Demolished in April, 2013.|
|Jefferson School - 1401 McCulloch Street, Wheeling, WV (Demolished 2013). One of many preservation losses in the historic river city.|
|841 Suismon St. (North Side, Pittsburgh) - Demolished June, 2013.|
|Lamar Building - Oakland (Pittsburgh) - Demolished January, 2013.|
6. Chateau Street (Manchester / Pittsburgh). Most of the buildings in this photograph were demolished in 2013. Many preservation losses have occurred on Chateau Street, in Pittsburgh's Manchester neighborhood. This is in spite of the neighborhood being protected by a city of Pittsburgh preservation ordinance.
Chateau Street - Manchester (North Side - Pittsburgh). Most of the buildings in this picture have been demolished. One of many preservation losses on this street in the city's historic district.
7. Forbes Avenue (Bluff - Pittsburgh). Heartbreaking demolition in the 2000 block.
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