Wilkinsburg gets “heart bombed” by the Pittsburgh Young Preservationists

February 14, 2017: “Volunteers with the Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh spent the weekend spreading some love to at-risk historic buildings in Wilkinsburg by heart bombing their exteriors with handmade valentines.

The heart bomb movement began in 2012 with Buffalo’s Young Preservationists and has since spread nationwide as a way to bring attention to overlooked historic structures. Last year, YPA Pittsburgh bombed a trio of local sites including the Old Stone Tavern in the West End, Drover’s Hotel in the Mexican War Streets and the former Allegheny Commons Pedestrian Bridge.

This year’s selections included the Lohr Building at 725 Wood St., the Hunter Building at 623 Penn Ave. and the Wilkinsburg Train Station, built in 1916.” Read more from Next Pittsburgh.

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