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Preservation grants aid 20 churches

By The Tribune-Review
October 1, 1998

The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation has awarded nearly $50,000 to 20 area churches.

“No community is any kind of community without church in it,” said Howard B. Slaughter Jr., director of preservation services at the foundation. Slaughter said the grants announced Monday help the churches to remain “alive, vibrant, and healthy.”

Many of the grants were given for repair of stained-glass windows.

Twenty-seven churches applied for funding.

The grants, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, will be used for restoration of the historic buildings. Each church is required to match the grants and many of the churches double or triple the investment made by the foundation.

The recipients are:

Bellefield Presbyterian Church, Oakland, $2,000; Brown Chapel AME Church, North Side, $3,000; Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside/East Liberty, $3,000; Calvary United Methodist Church, North Side, $2,100; Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, $3,000; Epiphany Roman Catholic Church, Hill District, $3,000; Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Crafton, $3,000.

Also, First Presbyterian Church, Downtown, $1,500; First United Methodist Church, Shadyside, $3,000; Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Church, $2,500; Missionary Temple Church of God in Christ, East Liberty, $2,500; Old St. Luke Church, Carnegie, $3,000; The Presbyterian Church of Sewickley, $3,000; St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Oakland, $2,215.

And, St. Benedict the Moor Church, Hill District, $3,000; St. Mary of the Mount Church, Mt. Washington, $1,500; St. Nicholas Croation Church, Millvale, $2,850; St. Paul Baptist Church, Point Breeze, $3,000; Second Baptist Church, Penn Hills, $1,000; West End AME Zion Church, $3,000.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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