Thursday, July 4, 2013

Central Wilkinsburg

Historic buildings in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. This is not a comprehensive photo tour. This is merely a sampling of some of the interesting older buildings in the area. 





Crescent Apartments. Restored by PHLF.

PHLF Preservation Resource Center

Restored by PHLF

Restored homes.





Penn Lincoln Hotel. Abandoned and endangered.





















Penn Lincoln Hotel. Abandoned and endangered.




Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Endangered: Forbes Avenue (downtown)

Point Park University has made application to demolish three historic low-rise buildings on Forbes Avenue near Wood Street in downtown Pittsburgh. They also installed a bunch of pretentious signs on them. "Shoe shopping power walk lunch break!" Gag. It seems a contradiction that they are promoting downtown, while also attempting to destroy the things that make downtown cool.