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In Plain Sight: Fragments of a Vanished East End

May 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Justin Greenawalt will profile several fragments of a long-forgotten Pittsburgh that are still with us, hiding in plain sight.

What can we learn from fragments?In Pittsburgh’s East End, an alarming number of buildings have been lost over the last 100 years. But not all have been relegated to the trash heap of history… at least not completely. Amidst the new, lives the old. These fragmented remains tell the story of Gilded Age architectural splendor that has long since vanished. In this visual presentation, Architectural Historian, Justin Greenawalt, will profile several fragments of a long-forgotten Pittsburgh that are still with us, hiding in plain sight.

The presentation will begin at 1:00.

Bio:

Justin P. Greenawalt

Originally from Connellsville, Pennsylvania, Justin relocated to Pittsburgh in 2004 to pursue his B.A. in Architectural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He moved to New York City in 2008 to pursue his M.S. in Historic Preservation at Columbia University, but the allure of the Steel City brought him back in 2010.

Professionally Justin is an Architectural Historian within the Cultural Resources Department of Michael Baker International. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with the Sewickley Office of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. His particular areas of interest are the architecture, history, and development of Pittsburgh’s East End and Pittsburgh’s mid-20th century Urban Renewal movement. Justin also serves as president of the East Liberty Valley Historical Society and joint-vice president of Preservation Pittsburgh.