Pittsburgh

Contact Information

Pittsburgh House
3400 Iowa Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States
Tel: 412-930-0877
Email:  pittsburgh@bruderhof.com

Established: 2016

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About Us:
In 2016, we founded a small house community in the city of Pittsburgh, which is a 1 ½ hour drive north of our two larger communities, New Meadow Run and Spring Valley. By establishing a house here we can more readily interact with our many friends in the Pittsburgh area, and be an urban touch point for our more rural locations. Currently our community is made up of one married couple and several young adults.

Setting:
We are located in the historic Schenley Heights neighborhood, adjacent to Oakland and within walking distance of the main Pittsburgh universities and hospitals. We have a deck overlooking the city, a perfect spot to relax after a day of work or study. We have a small back yard as well, which provides an ideal space to gather for worship meetings, hold Bible studies, or to welcome our neighbors and friends for a barbecue. A few blocks up the hill is a reservoir, one of the highest points in the city, and a favorite destination of ours where we can walk and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Pittsburgh.

Connecting with Neighbors:
We live in an ethnically diverse neighborhood with a wonderful mix of families and students from all parts of the world. Our neighbors have welcomed us warmly, and we enjoy interacting with them as much as we can. We appreciate the opportunities to participate in local church services, street festivals, concerts, and various other events in our neighborhood. Members volunteer with civic or charitable organizations such as the Open Hands Ministry, the Salvation Army Family Shelter, the Jubilee Soup Kitchen, and local hospitals.

Point of Interest:
Our house is a beautiful 100 years old, reminding us of the history of this area. A couple blocks away is the setting of the 2016 film Fences, produced and directed by Denzel Washington, starring himself and Viola Davis. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson, a Pittsburgh native, and depicts the life and racial struggles of the 1950s.

Pirates fans will enjoy the fact that we live a few houses down from where Roberto Clemente lived and our neighbors tell us fascinating stories about his life and legacy.

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