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“Cram Jam” Special Event

April 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring your family and friends to the first-ever “Cram Jam,” so named by Phil Hallen, PHLF Chairman Emeritus. Here is your chance to visit three spectacular Modern Gothic Pittsburgh churches designed by Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942), one of the most distinguished American church architects.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
1:00 to 5:30 P.M.
Three East End Churches (details follow)
Free and Open to the Public (including church tours, music, plaque dedication & reception)
Reservations Appreciated:; 412-471-5808, ext. 527 OR; 412-661-0120

Participants must provide their own transportation (bike, bus, or car) to each of the three churches in Pittsburgh’s East End, and may attend all or any one part of the program. Each location is accessible by bus. Call the Port Authority for details: 412-442-2000. Please arrive at each church according to the following schedule:

1:00 p.m.: St. Charles Lwanga Parish at Holy Rosary Church (1926-31), at 7114 Kelly Street in Homewood (15208)
2:00 p.m.: East Liberty Presbyterian Church (1930-35), at 116 South Highland Avenue in East Liberty (15206)
3:30 p.m.: Calvary Episcopal Church (1905-07), at 315 Shady Avenue in Shadyside (15206)

Church docents and PHLF staff will provide information and lead tours at each site. Within breathtaking architectural spaces, participants will see remarkable sculpture, stained glass, and woodwork by exceptional American craftsmen and artists.

At Calvary Episcopal Church, participants will be able to see a series of stained glass “History” windows recently restored by John Kelly. In addition, Philip Maye, chair of the Calvary Architectural History Committee, will unveil an interpretive plaque honoring architect Ralph Adams Cram; Al Tannler, PHLF’s historical collections director, will give brief comments about the architect; Dr. Alan Lewis, organist, will perform the “Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor,” by J. S. Bach; and a wine-and-cheese reception will follow in the Parish Hall, concluding at 5:30 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the legacy of Ralph Adams Cram in Pittsburgh by attending this Saturday afternoon event. Reservations are appreciated. Please contact either PHLF or Calvary Episcopal Church.


April 16, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633