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The Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh’s (YPA) slogan is Give life to history®. Representing younger voices in historic preservation, they use community engagement and education to advocate for the preservation of historic sites and structures in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Each year, they release their list of “Top Ten Preservation Opportunities.” Over the course of a decade, they’ve had many successes including the Dormont Pool, Connellsville Aaron’s Building, and the Cork Factory in the Strip District.

On Tuesday, October 27th, they’ll announce their 2015 Top Ten list with a 1960s-themed soiree at the Union Project in East Liberty (a former Top Ten site). This is an all ages event. You’re encouraged to pull out your pill box hats, skinny ties, or your best surf attire! They’ll be music by Hi Frequencies, light appetizers, a cash bar, and a silent auction. And of course, you can enjoy discussing adaptive rehab/reuse and the economics of preservation with like-minded people.

For those who can’t wait, you can get a sneak peek now at #5 and #7 on their list!

Click here now to register for this event.

2015 Top Ten Preservation Opportunities Release Party
When: Tuesday, October 27th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Union Project, 801 North Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206
Cost: Members: $15 / Nonmembers: $25 / Students: $10
Registration: Here
Facebook Event Page: Here


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