Junior League of Pittsburgh to transform Wilkinsburg mansion into Show House

The Junior League of Pittsburgh will bring some of the biggest names in the local interior design industry together to transform a 112-year-old Wilkinsburg mansion into a Show House worthy of HGTV.

“A Window into Wilkinsburg” is the League’s 19th Show House fundraiser and benefits programs that are fighting hunger in Pittsburgh’s East End. Tours and events will be open to the public during weekends in May 2018.

Built in 1906-1907, the 6,200-square-foot Georgian Revival-style mansion is located at 1300 Wood St. The property was originally known as the Yingling Mansion and has a storied history, including stints as the Wilkinsburg local hospital, Miller Convalescent Home and most recently the Gibbs Personal Care Home, which operated until 2014. The property remained vacant until it was purchased by its current owner in 2016.

The League is currently selecting and assigning interior designers to the home’s 28 rooms. Designers who wish to make proposals are invited to tour the home from 2-6 p.m. Dec. 16 and 1-4 p.m. Dec. 19. RSVP to info@jlpgh.org.

“Show House comes at a time when the Junior League of Pittsburgh is celebrating 95 years of supporting local communities,” League President Madeline Wahl said. “We are thrilled to be partnering with talented designers and landscape architects on this event, which will highlight the latest design trends while honoring the character and architecture of the historic property.”

Proceeds from “A Window into Wilkinsburg” will support the League’s mission of helping to end food insecurity in the East End. Recent initiatives include partnerships with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and school backpack feeding programs.

For more information, contact designersshowhouse@jlpgh.org. Additional information can be found at jlpgh.org.

About the Junior League of Pittsburgh

The Junior League of Pittsburgh’s 300 women volunteers collectively contribute 7,500 volunteer hours annually in the Pittsburgh community. Throughout the past 10 years, the League has donated nearly $400,000 to support children’s health, literacy and development. The League trains its members to collaborate with community partners to identify our most urgent community needs and address them with meaningful initiatives. Members who choose to participate in leadership opportunities often go on to make lasting contributions within the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Additional Junior League of Pittsburgh information, including highlights of its 95-year history, is available at www.jlpgh.org.

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CONTACT: Janey Cink, Communications Director
724-710-0929, communications@jlpgh.org

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