Heinz to grant money to revitalize Pittsburgh’s New Granada

posted by raubre on May 14, 2007 at 6:35 am

PITTSBURGH, PA — A grant was awarded to help revitalize the long vacant New Granada Theater in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. The grant, awarded by Heinz Endowments, is another step into helping the revitalizaton of the Hill. For further info, read the article at the link below….

Read more about it in the Post Gazette.

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Comments (5)

monika on May 15, 2007 at 8:27 am

Wonderful news. I stumbled upon the New Granada during a trip to Pittsburgh last summer, it was quite the surprise. Here’s a photo: View link

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on May 15, 2007 at 5:53 pm

Nice photo set. I especially like your color photo of the Ohio in Columbus.

monika on May 17, 2007 at 9:55 am

Thank you very much! I have quite a collection, I hope to get around to putting more up on Flickr soon.

mlm on July 9, 2007 at 11:55 am

Greetings! The New Granada Theatre Committee is currently trying to raise $2M to stabilize the structure which would include a new roof, masonry work, cleanout of the interior, new windows and other work that would get the building in warehouse form. The second phase will include community planning, visioning etc and then of course full build out. We have no idea what that will cost! It is a huge space that was once a skating rink, ballroom (Savoy), 1,500 seat movie theater, car show palace, basketball court and full gymnasium etc. There are three huge floors with amazingly high ceilings and a basement. The most recent structural analysis says that it is stable and can be revitalize, but that we would probably loose the building if it is not done within a decade. If anyone is interested is supporting this cause, please post a message here. We need your help. $700K raised, $1.3M to go for stabilization!

monika on July 9, 2007 at 12:10 pm

MLM— I can’t contribute much, though I would like to give something. This theatre is truly one of my favorites.

A related story— I hung the photo I posted above in an art show I was in a earlier this year, the curator loved the photo so much that I gave it to her to hang in her gallery.

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