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Lecture: Restoring the Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lecture: Restoring the Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail
Jessica Stuck, AIA
Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel
Tuesday, January 29
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

The Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail by H.H. Richardson (1884-88), is one of the most significant of Pittsburgh’s great buildings. In 2014, Allegheny County commissioned the architecture firm of Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel to develop a multi-year plan to comprehensively renovate and restore this National Historic Landmark.

In this lecture, you will learn about the fact-gathering phase of the restoration process, so far, which includes a detailed physical investigation of the building and facts about the original materials used on the building, its structure, assembly, and forward-thinking mechanical and electrical systems. We will also look at some of the changes that the building has undergone over the years. It is through understanding the building’s existing conditions in light of the original intent of its architect that we can help plan the process to ensure that the Courthouse remains a functioning and iconic landmark for generations to come.

About the presenter: Jessica Stuck, AIA, began her professional career in upstate New York working on historic preservation projects including rehabilitation of the iconic Rotunda at the University of Virginia, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and restoration of historic churches in eastern New York and western Massachusetts. She joined Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel in 2014, where she has maintained a focus in preservation, restoration, and the adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Jessica was the project manager for developing the Allegheny County Courthouse facilities plan.

This lecture is FREE and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808, ext. 527.

Details

Date:
January 29
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
Phone:
412-471-5808
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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