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May 06, 2004 - Union Project Recognized for Preservation Work
Contact: Jessica King
For Immediate Release
Project Recognized for
The Union Project has been recognized by the Young Preservationists of Pittsburgh, as one of the “Top Ten Historic Preservation Opportunities of 2004”. The YPA announced the Top Ten as part of a celebration of National Historic Preservation Week 2004.
YPA is a broad-based regional coalition of dynamic preservation leaders
organized to ignite a new historic preservation movement in southwestern
recognition of the Union Project by the YPA brings significant visibility to a
project that was created by young residents of
Union Project was originally built in 1903 as the Second United Presbyterian
Church but was most recently owned by
The YPA chooses the Top Ten based on five criteria: is the site 50 years old or older; Historical and architectural significance; are there threats to the site; Community input; and Feasibility of the solution. The 2004 top ten were chosen out of 18 nominations from across the region.
Union Project was chosen as one of the Young Preservationists’ ‘Top Ten Best
Preservation Opportunities’ based on the strength of its application, its
sophisticated plan, and extensive community input,” stated Dan Holland, Founder
and Chair of the Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh. “The Union Project embodies what we are
about—engaging young people to get involved in preserving their community
Union Project’s most notable restoration achievement has been the successful
implementation of stained glass restoration classes. These classes teach
students the art and craft of historical stained glass while at the same time
restoring the stained glass windows in the Union Project building.
Project building, located on the corner of
more information about the Young
For more information about the Union Project visit www.unionproject.org.