I read with interest Charles McCollester’s Nov. 27 “The Next Page” article about the historic 1947 debate between then-congressmen John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon and the article “Effort Under Way to Restore, Reopen Penn-McKee Hotel” [South] on Dec. 8.

The Penn-McKee has been vacant and abandoned since the mid-1980s. For three years, our group has been working with McKeesport and state officials and with regional preservation authorities to see if the building could be saved and reused.

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