HRC Meeting: River of Words

The time period for the River of Words installation ends on December 27, but many people who have hosted words on their houses would like to make River of Words a more permanent installation by leaving their words up after that date.

Glenn Olcerst, a Mexican War Streets resident, artist, and word host, has filed an application to the Historic Review Commission (HRC) to keep his word from River of Words displayed on his house, and hopes to set a precedent for others within the historic district wishing to do the same. He will be added to the agenda for the February 4 hearing. He also plans to request a lower fee structure for future public art applications at this hearing.

Olcerst is also offering to do a class-action application on behalf of all Mexican War Streets Historic District residents wishing to keep their words. Those interested in participating may contact Olcerst at Send him your name, address, and a photo of your word that illustrates how it’s mounted to your building. He will not submit the application until after getting the results from the February 4 hearing.

Read more about the HRC’s Approval Requirement for River of Words.

200 Ross Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219