Long-vacant and endangered, this house at 1214 Voskamp Street in Pittsburgh's Spring Garden neighborhood still stands, but awaits an uncertain future. This house was the site of a grisly murder-suicide in the 1950s. It was added to the Pittsburgh demolition list last year, but curiously survived...for now.
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Sunday, January 22, 2017
I am saddened to report another loss to our city's historic urban fabric. I always admired this circa 1870s double house at 2-4 Noblestown Road, in the West End of Pittsburgh. The City of Pittsburgh purchased it in 2009. I photographed it in 2010. As of 2017, it is a vacant lot. This is one of many 19th century working class homes that are demolished every year in the region.