Sacred Spaces II - An Architectural Tour of Wilkinsburg

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Wilkinsburg Information Table

733 South Avenue

Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

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Preservation Pittsburgh’s Religious Architectural Heritage Committee (RAH) is organizing the
Second Annual Sacred Spaces Historic Tour taking place on October 12th, 2019, in Wilkinsburg,
PA, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour will be free to attend and open to the public.
The tour will serve as an ‘open house’ for local religious properties. Tour participants will have a
chance to view the interiors and exteriors of participating worship spaces. Attendees will learn
about the histories of these religious structures and experience Wilkinsburg’s reputation as ‘The
City of Churches’ from their congregations.

Opening program will be at St. Mark AME Church, 1409 Montier St. at 11:00 AM. Information table located at South Avenue Methodist Church during the tour.

St. James Roman Catholic, St. Mark AME, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Covenant
Fellowship Reformed Presbyterian, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal are among the religious
properties confirmed on the tour. Properties converted to or from spaces of worship, such as the
Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS) and Gethsemane Holiness Church, will also be
featured.
Open houses will feature a number of activities, including artistic performances/exhibitions, craft
workshops and classes, and discussions about church history and architecture. A conversational
reception with light hors d’oeuvres will follow the tour in The Sleeping Octopus at 1300 Wood
St. in Wilkinsburg (formerly the Yingling Mansion).
The tour will highlight the communal value and historic significance of sacred spaces in
Wilkinsburg’s continuing development. RAH aims to foster constructive dialog between
borough residents and cultivate healthy community relationships across religious denominations.
This tour is funded by Neighborhood Allies and Preservation Pittsburgh.
Questions regarding tour information, participating religious properties, and Preservation
Pittsburgh’s Religious Architectural Heritage committee may be directed to the committee by
emailing sacredspacestours@gmail.com or calling (412)256-8755. www.preservationpgh.org/rah

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Wilkinsburg Information Table

733 South Avenue

Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

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