(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Steve Willing)
Built in 1875, the house was covered with plywood when owner & artist Dee Briggs bought it. She decided to start a kickstarter campaign for a gentle demolition to save the craftsmanship of the 140 year old house. She hopes that the Kickstarter campaign will raise $30,000 by late September to finish the work. The painting of the house gold is to remind people to see the value of things. The gentle demolition is all hands on. Dee Briggs vision of the future of the space is to build a coffee shop.
“Hi. I’m the house on the corner of Park and Swissvale Avenues in Wilkinsburg – the one by the bus stop. Most houses can’t talk but thanks to people who care about me I have a voice. In 1875, Caroline Richmond owned this land….. Caroline, David and the kids lived here for almost 30 years.”
For more information about the House-of-Gold: http://www.house-of-gold.com