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Historic Religious Properties Grants for 2012

Thanks to 124 generous donors, PHLF’s Historic Religious Properties Committee has awarded 11 matching grants for a total of $77,180 and four technical assistance awards to churches throughout Allegheny County.

These grants will enable religious congregations to maintain and preserve their historic buildings; to do roof and gutter work, stained glass window restoration, and brick and stone work. They will leverage close to $300,000 in construction projects in 2012.

As part of the awards, PHLF Construction Manager Tom Keffer, will meet with the congregations’ building committees and tour their buildings. He will advise them on maintenance priorities and working with contractors.

These buildings are not only places of worship but also centers of life in their communities. They house social service agencies such as food pantries, clothes closets, child care facilities, and provide meeting places for youth and adult groups.

The following congregations received 2012 HRP Awards:

All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Etna, $9,000 for stained glass window restoration

Birmingham United Church of Christ, $6,000 for gutter and roof work

Community House Presbyterian Church, Central North Side, $9,000 for roof replacement

First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood, $4,180 for exterior painting

First Methodist Church of McKeesport, $9,000 for masonry work

Jesus’ Dwelling Place, North Braddock, $4,000 for pointing and waterproofing

Pacific Sanctuary, Friendship, $4,000 for window installation

Riverview Presbyterian Church, Observatory Hill, $7,000 for stained glass window restoration

Sacred Heart Parish, Shadyside, $8,000 for stained glass window restoration

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, South Side, $9,000 for roof and chimney work

Sewickley United Methodist Church, $8,000 for chimney and bell tower pointing

Technical Assistance Awards went to:

Homestead United Presbyterian Church

Iglesia Cristiana Tabernacula de Oracion, Beechview

Zion Christian Church, Carrick

Zion Hill Baptist Church, The Hill District

Watch for these projects to be completed through the Spring and Summer of 2012.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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