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Lecture: Abandoned America

August 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Matthew Christopher
Writer & photographer
Thursday, August 27, 2015
6:00p.m.— 7:30p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

The desire to gain a greater understanding of our past has driven archaeologists, artists, and scholars from across the world to study the vestiges of lifestyles and places that vanished. Through his collection of writing and photography, Matthew Christopher has spent the last decade documenting some of the ruins of America in our time. His work spans architectural treasures left to the elements and then all too often lost forever.

About the presenter: Matthew Christopher has had an interest in abandoned sites since he was a child, but started documenting them a decade ago while researching the decline of the Pennsylvania state hospital system. His book, “Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences” (JonGlez Publishing), is now available through major booksellers.

This lecture is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join!

Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527


August 27, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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