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Waldorf School

Documentation + Conservation

Historic Preservation and the Ursuline Academy

Architectural Studies students in this fall's Documentation and Conservation Studio have spent most of their Tuesday and Thursday evenings since late August examining the former Ursuline Academy of Pittsburgh, tracking down historical records and conducting extensive research in an effort to nominate the property to the National Register of Historic Places.

 

The public is invited to attend a presentation of the students’ findings at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the auditorium of the former Ursuline Academy, now the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh, at 201 S. Winebiddle Avenue, in the Bloomfield/Friendship neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

 

Read the press release (pdf)

Download the invitation (pdf)

Read the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article


Waldorf School

The Waldorf School (formerly the Lynch House) in Pittsburgh's Friendship neighborhood is a historic landmark built around 1867. Today, the former mansion serves as the focus of HAA 1921 Documentation + Conservation Studio, a course that provides students with an intensive foundation in the proper techniques of working within the field of architectural conservation. Students complete field-work, culminating in the development of a preservation plan for the site that will be formally presented at the end of the semester to stakeholders, neighborhood groups and preservation specialists.

Recently, the Waldorf School project has been highlighted in the local press. (Read articles from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pitt Chronicle.) Architectural Studies looks forward to continuing this project, and possibly expanding it to include other historic Pittsburgh preservation sites.

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