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2020 Pennsylvania At Risk

These sites were selected from nominations submitted by the public and will become Preservation Pennsylvania’s work priorities in 2020.
 
ALLEGHENY COUNTY
Croatian Fraternal Union
3441 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh

Firstside Historic District
100-102, 104 and 106-108 Market Street
209 First Avenue, Pittsburgh

LEHIGH COUNTY
Lock Ridge Furnace
525 Franklin Street, Alburtis

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
Meadows Road Bridge
Meadows Road at Saucon Creek Lower Saucon Township

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY
John Coltrane House
1511 N. 33rd Street, Philadelphia
National Historic Landmark

YORK COUNTY
Strickler Farmhouse
1205 Williams Road, Springettsbury Township 
    Read more about each publication below, or download our 2020 PA At Risk newsletter.
     
     
    (Preservation Pennsylvania members will receive a printed copy in the mail, or via email depending on preferences and membership level.) Listings include "Get Involved" actions for how you can connect and make a difference.
     
    Preservation Pennsylvania offers individuals, communities and organizations free technical assistance to help prevent historic properties from reaching At Risk crisis status. 

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    Not all At Risk properties can be saved, but At Risk data analysis proves that many can. Calling attention to the plight of these special places gives each one a better chance of finding the right combination of people, support and ideas -- the resources necessary to result in a "Save" Get involved! To take action in your community, consult our free publication, How to Protect and Preserve the Places that Matter to You.
     
    Since 1992, Preservation Pennsylvania has published the Pennsylvania At Risk list to draw statewide attention to the plight of Pennsylvania’s historic resources; promote and support local action to protect historic properties; and encourage funding and legislation that supports preservation activities.

    Helping people to protect and preserve Pennsylvania’s endangered historic properties is a top priority for Preservation Pennsylvania. The organization is committed to engaging with people interested in working to preserve and rehabilitate these significant historic places.

    This year’s list was chosen from nominations submitted by groups and individuals. Submissions are evaluated by several criteria, including historic significance, the extent of the threat and the community’s commitment to preserving the resource.
     
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY

    Croatian Fraternal Union
    3441 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh

    Local preservationists urge the University of Pittsburgh to incorporate the former Croation Fraternal Union building into its plans for a new innovation center, rather than demolishing the ornate Flemish Gothic-style building.
     
     
    Ornate building
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY

    Firstside Historic District
    100-102, 104 and 106-108 Market Street
    209 First Avenue, Pittsburgh

    A National Register Historic District (listed 1988) that represents Pittsburgh’s wharf trade history with architecturally significant buildings is threatened with the potential demolition of a block of buildings.
     
     
    row of brick buildings
     
    LEHIGH COUNTY

    Lock Ridge Furnace
    525 Franklin Street, Alburtis
     
    A local park and its buildings tell the story of the region’s industrial history and a town’s founding, yet repairs to secure and reopen the buildings will be a budget strain.
     
     
    roof damage
    NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

    Meadows Road Bridge
    Meadows Road at Saucon Creek Lower Saucon Township
     
    A beloved and historic stone bridge provides an important connection to the past — and to two sides of a township. Locals want to see it repaired instead of replaced.
     
     
    four-span bridge 
     
    PHILADELPHIA COUNTY
     
    John Coltrane House
    1511 N. 33rd Street, Philadelphia
    National Historic Landmark
     
    National Historic Landmark designation can’t save this jazz great’s home from slow decline, but a caring community hopes to work with the owners to create a bright future. 
     
    row houses
    YORK COUNTY
     
    Strickler Farmhouse
    1205 Williams Road, Springettsbury Township
     
    National Register-listed farmhouse located on the county prison property needs to be moved or it may be demolished.
     
     farmhouse
     
    Please note that once a place has been added to the list, it remains on the Pennsylvania At Risk list. For an overview of the most recent update statistics, check out our 2015 Pennsylvania At RIsk newsletter. Not sure if a place is already on the list? Check out our database, listing the properties that have been added since 1992.
     
    You can help support legal costs for ongoing work at Abolition Hall and Mifflin House, two places with important Underground Railroad history.
     

     
    Pennsylvania At Risk Database and Archives
    To access a searchable database of all properties listed in Pennsylvania At Risk since 1992, click here. 

    PLEASE NOTE:  Preservation Pennsylvania staff visited every extant site in 2016 to ascertain its current status. Community members are our eyes and ears in the field. We invite you to contact us if you have a status update or alert regarding an At Risk-listed site. Contact Julia at jchain@preservationpa.org
     
    To find a copy of the original publication containing more information about each historic property and the nature of its endangerment, please go to our archive of Pennsylvania At Risk newsletters.
     
     




     
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