Sunday, January 8, 2012
The Old Sewickley Post Office celebrates its 100th year of existence with the recognition of those who saved it from the chopping block in 1984.
Not every building can live to see 100 years, but thanks to the Old Sewickley Post Office Corporation (OSCOP), the Old Post Office has reached this mile marker with a bright future still ahead. The organization held a reception Saturday night to celebrate the success of the renovation and reopening of the building as the headquarters for the Sweetwater Center for the Arts and the Sewickley Valley Historical Society, which took place 25 years ago. The building, which is in the neo-classical style and was designed by James Knox Taylor at an estimated cost of $75,000, opened on Jan. 29, 1912. “Domestically, the government was showing its power by building civic structures, such as this post office,” said Harton Semple, the executive …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The public event commemorating the century-old building is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Old Sewickley Post Office Corporation (OSPOC) will play host this weekend to a special celebration in honor of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Old Post Office Building. The public is invited to join in the celebration of a century from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the old post office, now the headquarters of Sweetwater Center for the Arts and the Sewickley Valley Historical Society. Besides food and drink, the founders of the committee who stepped up in 1983 to save the building will be recognized, including Trudy Hetherington, Smokey Jack, Eliza Nevin, Alice Snyder, Bill Boyd, Jim Chaplin, Tom Potter, Joe Smith and others who assisted in the monumental undertaking. 1911 In the autumn of 1911, 100 years ago, a new …
Friday, June 3, 2011
For the first time, the Sewickley Valley Historical Society catalogs and exhibits its collection of vintage clothing.
Visitors who enter the Sewickley Valley Cultural Center may feel that they have arrived just in time for tea. The space, which shares the old post office with the Sweetwater Center for the Arts, has been transformed into a bygone era. Sewickley was once a resort community where high-profile business people and industrialists came for vacation. Ladies of a well-bred society continued to promote the family endeavors while luxuriating in their summer homes. Of course, proper attire was de rigueur in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Some of the finery worn by those past residents has been lovingly preserved and donated to the Sewickley Valley Historical Society, which is now exhibiting the early fashions. “It was taking over my office," said …