***ANOTHER DEMO NOTICE***
We recently learned that the University of Pittsburgh has applied for a demolition permit for the former Croatian Fraternal Union (CFU) building (3441 Forbes Avenue in Oakland). The CFU built the building and ran its operations there from 1928 through 1961 until moving to their current location in Wilkins Township. The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) has owned and occupied the former CFU building ever since. While no longer the home of the CFU, this building has architectural and social significance to the local Croatian immigrant population and all of Pittsburgh.
The former CFU building was designed by architects Pierre Liesch and G.W. Grange. Pierre Liesch was an associate of Frederick Osterling, who was also the architect for downtown’s Union Trust Building. The Union Trust design clearly influenced the Flemish Gothic architecture style of the CFU. There is no other extant Flemish Gothic architecture in Pittsburgh. The building’s exterior features ornate terra cotta tile that is still present, though the cornice and parapet were removed during the ACHD’s ownership.
It is our understanding that the County is selling the building to the University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh has already lost a significant Croatian heritage site, St. Nicolas Church on the North Side. The loss of 3441 Forbes Avenue will continue the erosion of our shared heritage and the City’s character.
WELCOME to GROUSE DRIVE, where you'll have all the charm & solid construction of a brick ranch PLUS beautiful updates that elevate this home to MUST-SEE status. From tile to hardwood and new life-proof floors, you'll find remarkable flooring that adds richness & depth to every room. Want a magazine-worthy kitchen? Find it here with the stainless-steel appliances, stunning backsplash, and grey cabinetry that all combine to create a peaceful yet stylish space. If you've always dreamed of a fireplace, you're in luck! The large living room features a massive window (NEW PELLA WINDOWS!) for natural light plus the gas fireplace for ease of use. The dining room looks out through sliding glass doors to the back yard and has classic built-ins to display your fine dishes/glassware. The spacious game room will be your private retreat while the front porch adds extra living space, as does the back patio. One word for the backyard: sanctuary. A deep yard, shed, and tons of foliage will keep you outside in all seasons!
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
The Preferred Realty
Peters Twp Regional
6000 Waterdam Plaza Dr
McMurray, PA 15317
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