Through the Place

Saturday October 8th at 4pm

A feature-length documentary about the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and the historic preservation movement in the United States over the past 50 years.

Panel Discussion:

After the film, join us for a panel discussion on Historic Preservation with leaders from the Pittsburgh preservation movement, and local advocates for historic preservation in Los Angeles. Panelists include:

  • Karamagi Rujumba, Pitsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
  • Adrian Fine, LA Conservancy
  • Shane Swerdlow,
  • Daniel Lovering, director Through The Place


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“Pittsburgh was probably the first city in the country to go headlong, mistakenly, into the urban renewal mode, bulldozing so much of the fabric of its city as well as its economic heart. So it’s somewhat ironic that Pittsburgh also became the leader in the preservation movement through Arthur Ziegler and the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.”
— Roberta Brandes Gratz
Author, “The Living City”
Urban Critic

Founded by a group of citizens who passionately believed that historic preservation, rather than massive demolition, could be a tool for renewing communities, creating pride among residents, and achieving sustainable economic development, PHLF is now recognized as one of the nation’s most innovative and effective nonprofit historic preservation organizations.

davidmccullough22You got the whole history of American architecture spelled out within walking distance, just in Downtown Pittsburgh. And it has to be saved. It has to be preserved.
— David McCullough
Author, “The Wright Brothers”
American Historian

In THROUGH THE PLACE, you will see the context of how of PHLF started and learn about its work in saving and restoring important buildings in Pittsburgh neighborhoods and its Main Street business corridors. You will see the breadth of PHLF’s education and preservation programs, which enhance the organization’s advocacy for the preservation of historic buildings and structures in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and in America.


  • Daniel Lovering           Director
  • Daniel Lovering            Director of Photography
  • Daniel Lovering            Editor
  • Karamagi Rujumba      Producer
  • Clifford Anderson        Music
  • David McCullough       Key Cast

Director Biography

P1050385 for web

Daniel Lovering is a journalist, documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the founder and principal of Bagamor Media, which produces documentaries and films for media organizations, nonprofits, educational institutions and businesses.

An experienced journalist, Daniel has reported from more than a dozen countries. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist and Foreign Policy, among other publications. He worked as a staff writer for The Associated Press in Asia and the United States, covering subjects ranging from business and politics to war and natural disasters, and has contributed to Reuters.

A skilled narrative and visual storyteller, Daniel began his career in film and television production. He graduated from Oberlin College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has received numerous journalism fellowships, including a 2014 Metcalf Institute Fellowship for Marine & Environmental Reporting and a 2012 Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion.


LA Conservancy

This film is scheduled at 4pm on Saturday so that you can attend one of the great guided walking tours offered by the LA Conservancy on Saturday mornings.  The following tours will be offered on Oct 8th.

Union Station

Saturday, 10 a.m.

The Union Station tour covers architecture, art, culture, and social history as it celebrates one of the great landmarks of Los Angeles, the 1939 Union Station.

Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District
Saturday, 10 a.m.

The Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District tour explores the social, cinematic, and architectural history of this unique street.

Art Deco
Saturday, 10 a.m.

The Art Deco tour is an in-depth look at the history, materials, and style of Art Deco architecture popular in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s.

Historic Downtown
Saturday, 10 a.m.

The Historic Downtown tour provides an overview of the historical and cultural landmarks of downtown Los Angeles.

Modern Skyline
Saturday, 2 p.m.

Hear fascinating stories of downtown’s transformation, visit public plazas hidden in plain sight, and see how the old and the new blend into a unique urban landscape.


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