SAVE THE PINK HOUSE
  • Petitioned Sewickley Presbyterian Church

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SAVE THE PINK HOUSE

    1. Melissa Farlow
    2. Petition by

      Melissa Farlow

      Sewickley, PA

We believe in preserving Sewickley’s historic integrity. We oppose razing the PINK HOUSE (202 Beaver Street) by the Presbyterian Church.

To:
Sewickley Presbyterian Church
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Sewickley Presbyterian Church and Sewickley Borough.

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SAVE THE PINK HOUSE

We believe in preserving Sewickley’s historic integrity. We oppose razing the PINK HOUSE (202 Beaver Street) by the Presbyterian Church.
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Sewickley's 'pink house' will remain

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      Leaders of the Presbyterian Church, which owns the property at 202 Beaver St., told members in an emailed newsletter they will not raze the house as planned.

      The brief statement by the church's governing body said it would "communicate to the congregation in the very near future specific information on potential funding of the project and other related details."
      Save the Pink House organizer Peter Floyd said the decision is "certainly progress."

      "The community has spoken, (and) the church has listened," he said. "The opportunity to do something that benefits what the church wants to do and what the community wants is there."

    2. SAVE THE PINK HOUSE HAS A VERY COOL WEB SITE

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      The site is designed to keep you up to date on news...better than I have done recently.
      The good thing is--we have almost 850 online signatures onthe petition site and another 30 on a paper petition--that is almost 900 people who have joined together to make a strong collective statement.

      Visit the new site -- ask questions --give tips --anything to keep us connected in our goal.
      Need a Save the Pink House sign? Go to the web site...

    3. Presbyterian Church, Sewickley Votes to Preserve 'Pink House'

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      The governing body of the Presbyterian Church, Sewickley has agreed to renovate a home known as “the pink house” as long as funding is available to pay the costs according to a statement from church leaders,

    4. Sewickley Patch News coverage of public meeting with the church

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      Suggestions were proposed during a community meeting Tuesday night at the Presbyterian Church, Sewickley, which also drew criticism over the handling of a project involving a historic pink mansion on Beaver Street.
      “This process tonight should have started a long time ago,” Sewickley resident and Esmark CEO Jim Bouchard told church leaders, sparking a round of applause from the pews.
      Read more with link below:

    5. MEETINGS MEETINGS

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      Don't forget the church meeting listed below--but there is a follow up meeting at the Sewickley Public Library on WED APR-11 at 7:00 PM to discuss next actions to Save The Pink House.

    6. IMPORTANT MEETING TUES NIGHT AT PRESBY CHURCH

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      PUBLIC IS INVITED APRIL 10 at 7 PM to talk and hear about the future of the PINK HOUSE.
      PLEASE COME IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF SEWICKLEY. Hear first hand what the church plans involve and also ideas that your neighbors have. You are also welcome to speak if you want to voice an opinion. This is your chance to be heard.

    7. WERE YOU INVITED?

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      You are! Come to the meeting at the Presbyterian Church Tues April 10 at 7 pm. The church intends to tell us their plans for the new youth center and they would like to hear our thoughts. We may all have different takes on how we got here and what should be next, but the one thing we are united on is that we want to save this important historic home. Please come and speak or come to support your neighbors. If you stay home, the church will think we don't care.

    8. Reached 750 signatures
    9. SAVE THE PINK HOUSE MEETING-APRIL 5-SEWICKLEY LIBRARY

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      Join members of the community committed to saving the PINK HOUSE at the Sewickley Public Library Community Room April 5 at 7 pm.

    10. Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Building Survey 1982

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      "Sited on a large lot at the outskirts of Sewickley's commercial district this house combines aspects of many styles of architecture. Evidence of Colonial Revival trends, of Second Empire and Queen Anne highlights all mix to form a type of 'turn of the century-suburban-vernacular.' It is a house of style and scale, even somewhat larger, than houses further down Beaver Street towards Edgeworth."

      "Appears eligible for listing on the national Register of Historic Places as part of a historic district."

    11. PINK ELEPHANT OR DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH?

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      DId you miss this story?
      PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE A1 BY Kevin Kirkland
      http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/12087/1219657-437.stm?cmpid=localstate.xml

    12. MEETING TONIGHT--WED

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      Library Community room 7pm.
      Want to see what the house looks like on the inside? Do you really want to help save it?
      We are all very busy--if you cannot come tonight but care--
      Get in touch with organizers to help coordinate our efforts to save the house

    13. MEETING TO SAVE PINK HOUSE MARCH 28

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      Learn about the significance of the Pink House at 202 Beaver Street. See photographs showing its elegance and hear its history. This is an informational meeting to discuss ideas about the preservation of the house, which is a priority in our community. Wednesday, March 28th 7:00 pm. in the Sewickley Public Library Community Room. For more information: call 412-741-0984.

    14. 60 Day Moratorium on Demolition and PUBLIC meeting called by the church!

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      The PINK HOUSE is safe from demolition for at least 60 days! The church is calling a public meeting on April 10 at 7pm--
      PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE PINK HOUSE

    15. Humpty Dumpty strategy by the church

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      Speak out now in a phone call or email or we are arguing about a shell. First floor is still there but not for long.
      There s NO reason to strip the house now except it makes it less valuable and less for people to care about. Humpty Dumpty.
      It is so wrong. I don't understand this aggressive behavior by the church--why? What are they winning by alienating the communiity?
      Council meeting tomorrow if you want to show your outrage--or just support your neighbors as they speak out.

    16. THIS IS IT FOLKS --THEY HAVE STARTED DESTRUCTION

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      They are working to rip the heart of this stately home. CALL or WRITE pastor Kevin Long NOW and tell him to stop the destruction of the PINK HOUSE !

      klong@sewickleypresby.org

      They started at the top and are working down this week salvaging. The staircase is sawed off in pieces in the front hall. Fireplace mantle removed from dining room but 1st floor is still intact. Please spread the word to write or call the church today. Work will begin again Monday to finish it off into a shell.

      Go take a look for yourself. It's horrific.

    17. Reached 500 signatures
    18. Application filed for demo permit!

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      The church quickly filed for a demo permit yesterday after closing on the property!

    19. Reached 100 signatures
    20. KDKA News Story on the PINK HOUSE

      Melissa Farlow
      Petition Organizer

      Video of inside the historic home

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Connor Kozel BADEN, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      As an Architecture student, this house evokes pure craftsmanship that is hard to find in the new architectural era. To tear this house down, would be a huge loss in Pittsburgh's historical preservation.

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    • Christol Vancooney BLUE ROCK, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      I plan to move to the Pittsburgh area next year. The history is my main attraction to the city and surrounding area. Without places like The Pink House, we lose this amazing history. Save The Pink House!

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    • Susan Brandt ALTOONA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      History, plain and simple.

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    • Patricia Kough BETHEL, DE
      • over 2 years ago

      Once this is torn down, it cannot be replaced. Look at the beautiful architectural details. Instead of building new, use the money to repair and upgrade this building. We just finished restoring a home built in 1875. It was worth every penny. The church needs to think of the town and be a good neighbor.

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    • Cap Coyle DELRAY BEACH, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      It sounds like there is enough support for preservation that raising the funds to work with the church to do so would not be a problem.

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