Preservation Round-up for May

Articles on Preservation of Historic Buildings and Architectures


Greenfield Bridge Replacement and Restoration

In response to plans to demolish and replace the historic but structurally deficient 1922 Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge over the Parkway East (I-376), the Young Preservationists Association (YPA) advocated saving and restoring the bridge’s original ornamental approaches by naming them to the 2012 Top Ten Preservation Opportunities List……Continue reading

Pittsburgh’s African American History

After nearly three years of work, YPA is pleased to present the first-ever tourguide of African American historic sites in the southwestern Pennsylvania region. Called “Discover the Legacy: The African American Experience in Southwestern Pennsylvania……Continue reading

Pablo Picasso’s former home/studio is for sale!

For a whopping $220 million you can buy the former home of acclaimed cubist artist Pablo Picasso. This beautiful villa and studio in the French town of Mougins just north of Cannes was home to Picasso for the last 12 years of his life.Apart from his avant guard body of work, Picasso is known for his many mistresses and the immense amount of personal wealth he amassed from the sales of his work……Continue reading

Autumn houses

Here at House Crazy, autumn is a favorite season. Halloween, Thanksgiving, corn mazes, and of course, going overboard with pumpkin decorations. The light is elongated and the hues become earthy and intense. Fall just feels spooky and special – at least when you live in an old house like I do. So I thought I would do a mini-fall equinox celebration by featuring some photos of houses and cabins in all their autumn glory……Continue reading

New Zealand’s Larnach Castle

New Zealand is a country blessed with tremendous natural beauty, laid back peaceful people, and my personal favorite: no snakes. But for all its riches and blessings, New Zealand has only one castle – Larnach Castle just outside of Dunedin on the south island……Continue reading