MASD Challenge Program Partners with PHLF to Study Pittsburgh Architecture

Challenge Program

Students in the Moon Area School District Challenge program, an enrichment program for students in grades 1-5, explored our city’s architectural details recently.

As an integral part of their architectural lessons, the students partnered with the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) to tour and identify various architectural elements and learn a fascinating history of Pittsburgh’s buildings. 

The PHLF aims to not only identify historically significant buildings but to also preserve them and educate the public about their architectural meaning and background.

“The students have become well-versed in their Architectural Alphabet, identifying elements such as arches, balustrades, doric, ionic and corinthian columns, newels and quoins, just to name a few,” Challenge program coordinator, Mrs. Gaitens said.

The students enjoyed a unique perspective of the city’s charm during their trip!

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