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2015 Historic Religious Properties Grant Recipients

The Historic Religious Properties Grant committee has awarded $59,301 in matching grants for physical improvements to nine Allegheny County historic religious properties. Five other congregations were awarded technical assistance grants for ongoing building restoration and maintenance projects.

These funds are critical in helping owners of historic religious properties undertake and plan a variety of physical building improvements, which can range from stained glass to façade restoration or roof repairs.

Our thanks to PHLF members and to all who donate generously to make this program possible every year. The Historic Religious Properties Grant program is the only one of its kind in Allegheny County that helps religious organizations make physical improvements to their historic buildings.

This year’s grant recipients are:

Physical Improvement Grants

$6,740 to All Saints Polish National Catholic Church in Carnegie for stained glass restoration

$1,550 to the Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Observatory Hill for interior masonry repair of bell tower

$8,000 to Central Presbyterian Church in Tarentum for stained glass restoration

$9,100 to Epiphany Catholic Church in the Hill District for replacement of a slate roof

$6,740 to Fairhaven Methodist Church in Overbrook for stained glass window restoration

$5,671 to Pittsburgh Mennonite Church in Swissvale to replace a small flat roof and gutters

$5,500­ to St. Philip Church in Crafton to repair ventilators in stained glass windows

$8,000 to St. Thomas Church in Oakmont for repointing of the bell tower and restoration of the clock face

$8,000 to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wexford for stained glass window restoration

Technical Assistance Grants

The Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill to help develop a maintenance priority list

Greater Allen AME in Brighton Heights to assist in prioritizing maintenance projects and choosing qualified contractors

Just Right Ministries in Wilmerding to recommend repairing its steeple roof instead of demolition

Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox in East Pittsburgh, to assist in determining the best approach in repairing its windows

St. Paul of the Cross Monastery on the South Side Slopes, to recommend repointing exterior walls

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