Thursday, December 10, 2015

Lost Historic Home in Hays

RIP

This beautiful, well-preserved 19th century home on Mifflin Road in the Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh was apparently demolished recently for a road construction project. I drove by the site three times to make sure it was really gone, and now I'm just glad I took this photograph of the house in 2013. We never know how long historic homes will be with us, even when they are in outstanding condition and as well-loved as this one seemed to be. This is why I do what I do. I want people to develop an appreciation for the old buildings around them, so they can be appreciated while they are still with us. Only those that see value in history will see that it is spared from demolition.

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