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Preservation Pittsburgh is a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to preserving our region's historic, architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage. Its purpose is to assist individuals and organizations in preserving the integrity of the architecture and physical surroundings they value.

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Members, who include both professional preservationists and interested citizens, are united by their concern for the future of Pittsburgh's irreplaceable architectural and landscape treasures. Preservation Pittsburgh formed after the Syria Mosque, a beloved Oakland concert hall, was demolished in 1991 (and remains a parking lot). As a volunteer-run organization, board members and volunteers are critical to the operations and success of the organization. Preservation Pittsburgh's primary goal is to promote the importance of preservation issues in the deliberations and decisions of public officials, private groups, developers and the general public.

Preservation Pittsburgh has been actively nominating a number of buildings and structures to become City Historic Landmarks, which greatly helps to protect buildings from inappropriate exterior renovations and demolition. (Plaques, historic markers, and being listed on the National Register of Historic Places do not provide enough protection, public process, and automatic review if a structure is ever threatened.) The South Side's Oliver Bath House, Schenley Park's tufa bridges, Howe Springs, the former Albright United Methodist Church, Roslyn Place, and former Overbrook Municipal Building are some of our nominations over the past few years.