Three Cast Iron Facades Restored on Wood Street
If you’ve walked down Wood Street in downtown Pittsburgh lately, you might have noticed that the construction scaffolding on three rare, significant, and highly ornamented cast iron facades, located at 418 to 422 Wood Street, has all been removed.
The facade restoration of these three buildings was financed by a Pennsylvania grant of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which was released by Gov. Tom Corbett to the City of Pittsburgh.
Working with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, PHLF entered a contract to manage the facade restoration of a total of eight downtown buildings.
Working with Pittsburgh Architect Milton Ogot and REPAL Construction Company Inc., PHLF has restored the existing iron and created fiberglass facsimiles so the integrity of these historic building facades could be retained.