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Union Project Event
Event Dates and Times:
September 21, 2022 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Union Project (UP) will host an Open House on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 4 – 6pm. Speakers will present about Union Project’s history and community impact from 4:30 – 5pm. Volunteers will lead small group tours throughout the building from 5 – 6pm. Masks are required. Visitors are welcome to arrive anytime.
Union Project (UP) will share a series of new exterior master plans and a lighting plan all made possible with a 2020 Planning Grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). These plans include a new courtyard space for public and private use. A 2022 Construction Grant from PHMC will also allow UP to begin repairs to the building’s roof and masonry along the two front towers. These improvements join a long list of restoration projects completed since 2002, when Union Project became the steward of the building and, eventually, the owner in 2006. Union Project’s partnership with Preservation Pittsburgh to compile a site history will also be shared.
“We are excited to finally be able to share all the work we’ve been doing during the pandemic to sustain this beautiful building, honor our past, and continue to make critical improvements to ensure our facility will continue to serve community members for generations to come!” said Jeffrey Dorsey, Union Project Executive Director.
This Open House will:
- Share architectural details and historical timeline of the land and building prepared by Preservation Pittsburgh
- Showcase recent improvements to the facility and share how the space is currently serving the community
- Present future investment plans in both building preservation and improvement
- Include opportunities to speak with UP board and staff, representatives from Preservation Pittsburgh, and various contractors who have worked with UP on past, present, and future projects
Union Project’s Open House is supported by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Union Project is supported in part by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
Union Project is committed to being accessible to all. The building is wheelchair accessible via the side door on Stanton Avenue, and an accessible parking spot is located just outside that door. Service animals are always welcome, and ASL interpretation can be provided on request. Please let us know what accommodations we can make to ensure your experience is positive, contact Michelle Clesse at 412-363-4550 or email@example.com if you have specific accommodations or needs.
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