Friends of Albright Updates

City Council Hearing on Historic Designation for Albright Scheduled for Mon. July 25

Pittsburgh City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the historic designation of the Albright Church building for Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2pm in City Council Chambers. This is the LAST opportunity for the public to speak out in support of a historic designation for the building. Here is how you can help: 1. Attend… Continue reading City Council Hearing on Historic Designation for Albright Scheduled for Mon. July 25

Architecture of Albright · historic preservation

Akron Plan Churches and Albright

[Note: A member of the Albright congregation recently brought us some photos from and artifacts from the church. One of these photos led to a much larger conversation about church architecture and we have learned even more about how significant Albrigth is in terms of architectural history.] Akron Plan Churches and Albright by John Conti There… Continue reading Akron Plan Churches and Albright

Friends of Albright Updates · historic preservation

Tell the Planning Commission You Support Historic Designation for Albright

If you cannot attend the public hearing on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (time, date & hearing location details are available here), you can send a letter supporting historic designation for the Albright Church building. Over 40 letters of support in addition to 800 petition signatures were submitted to the Historic Review Commission for the March… Continue reading Tell the Planning Commission You Support Historic Designation for Albright

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Tue 5/3: Support Albright at Pgh Planning Commission Hearing

The next step in the Historic Designation process for the Albright church building is a public hearing in front of the City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission. The public hearing on the Albright building is on the agenda for the Tuesday May 3, 2016 Planning Commission hearing. The agenda for the meeting is available online here.… Continue reading Tue 5/3: Support Albright at Pgh Planning Commission Hearing

historic preservation · In the News

Albright Featured on The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Instagram Account

Last weekend, the young preservationists who attended of the Rust Belt Summit here in Pittsburgh stopped by to take a look at Albright and the National Trust for Historic Preservation shared the photo on the Saving Places Instagram account. Thank you for helping to spread the word about our efforts to preserve the Albright Church… Continue reading Albright Featured on The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Instagram Account

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Cram Jam: PHLF Tour of 3 Churches on Saturday, April 16

Albright was designed by the architect Chancey W. Hodgden, however many of the other churches in Pittsburgh’s East End were designed by architect Ralph Adams Cram. This weekend, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Association is hosting Cram Jam,  a Saturday afternoon tour of three of the churches designed by Cram. Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation—in conjunction with ELPC,… Continue reading Cram Jam: PHLF Tour of 3 Churches on Saturday, April 16