Pittsburgh Churches Receive Over $90,000 for Renovations
The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation will provide funds to ensure the history of the churches are preserved during renovations.
In a city rich in historical architecture, Pittsburgh’s churches often struggle to find the funds to keep their history alive. The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation is trying to make that funding process a lot easier.
The organization has awarded more than $90,000 in grants to Pittsburgh churches for building renovations. Benefitting 11 of the city’s historical religious centers, the funds will be used for projects such as stained glass repair and handicap accommodations.
Churches were awarded funds after an application process at the end of 2019. The selected congregations had to be located within Allegheny Country and had to raise their own funds to match the donations from the PHLF’s Historic Religious Properties Grant Program.
The congregations will receive the following amounts for their projects:
- Church of The Ascension (Shadyside) – $10,000 for masonry repairs and painting
- Church of the Redeemer (Squirrel Hill) – $7,950 for the restoration of stained glass in the narthex
- Clark Memorial Baptist Church (Homestead) – $9,900 for entry column repair and spot painting
- Eastminster Presbyterian (East Liberty) – $10,000 to restore a stained glass window
- First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh (Oakland) – $10,000 for slate roof repairs and downspout replacement
- First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh (Downtown) – $3,150 for stained glass window repair
- St. Andrew Lutheran Church (Shadyside) – $10,000 to repaint exterior wood trim
- St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Church (South Side) – $10,000 to install a new handicap ramp to the sanctuary
- Third Presbyterian Church (Shadyside) – $7,483 to restore main entry doors
- Tree of Life Open Bible Church (Brookline) – $5,234 for replacing six casement windows with historically appropriate wood-clad windows
- The Union Project (East Liberty) – $10,000 to restore original stone entry stairs