Tag: Frame Churches

  • Episcopal Church of the Messiah, Sheraden

    Episcopal Church of the Messiah

    Very few Shingle-style frame Gothic churches are left in Pittsburgh with their original wood siding: they usually get covered with artificial siding that obscures all the details and character of the building. How long this rare survivor from the 1890s will last is questionable: it belongs to the Pneuma Center for Biblical Guidance now, and it is always a temptation for organizations on a small budget to solve every problem with vinyl. So far the owners have kept the place beautifully.

    Front of the church
    With the attached parsonage