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Junior League of Pittsburgh to transform Wilkinsburg mansion into Show House

| Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
The latest Junior League of Pittsburgh Show House was built in 1905. The 6,200-square-foot Georgian Revival-style mansion is located in Wilkinsburg.
Erin McClain Beck
The latest Junior League of Pittsburgh Show House was built in 1905. The 6,200-square-foot Georgian Revival-style mansion is located in Wilkinsburg.

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 1905, 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

“Show House comes at a time when the Junior League of Pittsburgh is celebrating 95 years of supporting local communities,” says Madeline Wahl, league president. “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.

Details: 412-600-0380 or

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