Monday, February 18, 2013
What would you suggest as a reuse of this former elementary school?
Johnston School in Wilkinsburg is on one of the prime corners in the borough, near the start of the Lincoln Highway (Route 30) and close to the Parkway East (I-376). Wilkinsburg School District closed the building at the start of the 2012-13 school year. PRC Commercial Real Estate is handling the sale. According to the book, "Wilkinsburg," part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series, all but the first floor of the first Johnston School at the site was destroyed by fire in 1920. The new Johnston School was built in 1922 and added two stories to the first floor. The land on which the school is built belonged to Gen. John Johnston and was part of his farm. The land was donated to the school district by one of his grandsons, James …
Friday, October 26, 2012
This vacant structure at the corner of Ardmore Boulevard and Braddock Road sits at one of the borough's prime corners.
At the corner of Ardmore Boulevard and Braddock Road in Forest Hills sits a vacant office building. Built in 1928, the five-story structure at 1844 Ardmore Blvd. is for sale for $625,000. It has 52,192 square feet that have been used as office space through the years and the sales information indicates it has been remodeled. Giant Eagle had its eyes on the property for a GetGo gas station/convenience store this summer. But Forest Hills Presbyterian Church declined the gas station’s $200,000 offer for a portion of its parking lot in August that would have been needed for the proposed GetGo, bringing an end to a debate among the church members that the Rev. Ben Black, pastor, described as “heated.” Do you have a vision for this property? Do …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Let us know what you think!
There's a rather large building on Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills that remains vacant—and we want to know what you think should go there. Let us know in the comments! What does the neighborhood need?