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Historic Religious Properties Committee Awards Grants

January 14, 2009

Today, the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation’s Historic Religious Properties Committee awarded $31,000 in grants to 8 congregations, plus 3 Technical Assistance Grants and 1 Energy Study. The committee reviewed 22 applications from historic religious properties in Allegheny County.  Requests amounted to over $170,000.

Grant recipients are:

  • Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church on the North Side;
  • The Church of the Holy Cross in Homewood;
  • First Presbyterian Church, downtown;
  • Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, Glenshaw;
  • St. Philip Church, Crafton;
  • Swissvale United Methodist Church, Swissvale;
  • Triumph the Church & Kingdom of God in Braddock; and
  • Valley View Presbyterian Church in Garfield. 


First Presbyterian Church - Downtown Pittsburgh

The projects funded by these grants are all critical to the integrity of the structure. They involve roofing, gutter and downspout replacement, and masonry work.

Congregations receiving Technical Assistance Awards are: 

  • Kerr Presbyterian Church in Verona;
  • Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church in Carrick; and
  • Waverly Presbyterian Church in Regent Square.

Deer Creek United Presbyterian Church in Gibsonia was awarded an Energy Study Grant.

The impact of the nation’s economic crisis has resulted in a reduced level of funding available for all PHLF programs this year, including its Historic Religious Properties Program. Fortunately, though, members and trustees responded more generously than ever to our special year-end appeal by donating a total of $31,000 to the HRP Program.





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