Why Call the Campaign, "Save the Gables"?
A Message from Jerry O'Neill
President, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
In 1898, Durbin Horne and his family moved into their new home on Penn Avenue in the East End of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Durbin Horne, son of retail magnate Joseph Horne, placed his home in the same neighborhood as the mansions of many industrialists. The mansion home, designed by architect Charles Tattersall Ingham, was called “The Gables,” and it was built to last.
We are calling this campaign the “Save ‘The Gables’” campaign because of the double meaning inherent in the phrase. “The Gables” was the name of this historic mansion, and we want to get it in shape for the next one hundred plus years. And it was the condition of the gables in the old mansion that led us to the campaign. To learn more, please read our Campaign Booklet.