"Our Lady of the Parkway" has been given historic designation by Pittsburgh City Council.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The shrine to “The Blessed Virgin Mary” that overlooks the Parkway East from South Oakland will be receiving “historic designation.”

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The Pittsburgh City Council voted 7-1 to approve the historic status for the shrine.

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Better known as “Our Lady of the Parkway” the shrine sits on land owned by the city.

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Giving it historic designation will give what is described as “extra protection” to the site.