Clean up at Green Lawn Cemetery 2023

Announcing Grant Recipients for the PA African American Cemetery Stewardship Program

Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds and Preservation Pennsylvania are pleased to announce grant awards to thirteen African American cemeteries to assist in their ongoing preservation efforts as part of an African American Cemetery Stewardship Program funded by the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund (AACHAF) through the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) with support from The 1772 Foundation.

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A modernist church interior, lit by the glow of a stained glass wall/window and overhead lights

Pittsburgh’s Immaculate Conception Church

Pittsburgh’s Immaculate Conception Church was added to Preservation Pennsylvania’s Pennsylvania At Risk in 2022, after the church was closed by the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh. The building faces several challenges, including intense development pressure, pressing maintenance issues, and the challenges of finding an appropriate reuse. While Pittsburgh has a number of outstanding houses of worship in various styles, the Immaculate Conception Church is unlike any other religious building in the region.

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