By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Heinz History Center has paid $200,000 to secure a new property on Penn Avenue, according to a report.READ MORE: Federal Agency Issues Alert For Raw Ground Turkey Products With Potential Link To Salmonella
From our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the history center acquired a four-story building in the 1200 block of Penn Avenue that used to be a restaurant.READ MORE: Teenage Girls Accused Of Setting House Fire In Ferndale That Sent Officer, Firefighter To Hospital
The building is located right behind the history center on Smallman Street and it is believed to be the eighth purchase in the past few years so that the center can eventually expand.
A statement from Andrew Masich, president and CEO, the expansion would include classrooms, galleries, and a visitor’s center. They also have been considering possibly adding a hotel.MORE NEWS: Cincinnati To Settle Suit In Death Of Student Kyle Plush Who Called 911
The history center has spent nearly $4 million in property acquisitions on Penn Avenue right behind the museum in the last ten years.