Saturday, October 18, 2014

Donora: YPA Top 10 Preservation Opportunities

The Young Preservationists Association has selected their yearly #YPAtop10 Preservation Opportunities, and among them is historic McKean Avenue in Donora's downtown business district. Like much of the Mon Valley, and many older rust belt cities and river towns, Donora has seen decline due to regional deindustrialization, suburbanization, and other economic and social conditions. This leaves many beautiful antique buildings, and a functional and walkable business district, at significant risk for deterioration and demolition. Certainly, it would be more interesting to live in a real town like Donora, than a cul-de-sac in Sprawlville, or maybe I'm crazy.

Anyway, if you would like to see my other photos of Donora, and my other Mon Valley photo tours, please visit:

Meanwhile, Young Preservationists Association is holding their annual Top Ten Preservation Opportunities Release Party on October 21 at 6:30pm, at the North Side Elks Lodge. Tickets are $30 and the public is welcome. I will be there to gratefully accept the Michael Eversmeyer Promise Award, and look forward to seeing you! More information is available here:

Downtown Donora, PA

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