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August 2018

Downtown’s Best: Special Places and Spaces

August 16 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Tour the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh to see more than 25 architectural landmarks, spectacular interiors, and significant urban spaces. Hear how Pittsburgh developed from a military outpost in the 18th century to a beautiful, walkable, and livable 21st-century city. 9:45 a.m. to Noon Advance paid reservations required. Contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808 ext. 527 Meeting location: 9:45 a.m.: Grant Street and Fourth Avenue, in the Plaza at One Oxford Centre Ending location: PPG Place $20.00 per person (including a guidebook).

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Free Friday Walking Tours: Fourth Avenue Historic District

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Reservations are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527 The history housed in the distinctive buildings bordering Pittsburgh’s 25-foot-wide Fourth Avenue, between Smithfield and Stanwix streets, is amazing. As you explore the National Register Historic District, you’ll hear about Pittsburgh’s “Wall Street,” and see buildings designed by more than a dozen distinguished Pittsburgh architects, in styles ranging from Greek Revival to Post Modern, constructed between 1836 and 1984. You’ll see former banking buildings that have been renovated for…

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Free Friday Walking Tours: Gateway Center

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Noon to 1:00 pm Reservations appreciated: marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527 Explore the Gateway Center area of Downtown Pittsburgh on a free, guided walking tour with PHLF. You’ll see eleven buildings constructed during Pittsburgh’s Renaissance, set within landscaped plazas, and view Point State Park from Commonwealth Place. Gateway Center and Point State Park now compose the Pittsburgh Renaissance Historic District, nominated by PHLF and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. Meeting location: Gateway “T” Station, on Stanwix…

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Hill District Walking Tour

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 18 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join Terri Baltimore from the August Wilson House and Hill House Association, August Wilson scholars Larry Glasco and Chris Rawson, and PHLF staff on an afternoon walk in the Hill District on Community Appreciation Day (see below). The tour will begin inside the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh––Hill District, in the August Wilson room. Chris Rawson, senior theater critic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Larry Glasco, associate professor of History at the University…

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Self-Guided Tours: Old Allegheny County Jail

August 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas-Family Division, 440 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, 15219 United States
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A PHLF docent is on hand to tell you the story of the place. Completed in 1886 to the designs of Boston architect H. H. Richardson and in use until July 27, 1995, the former Allegheny County Jail was renovated between 1999 and 2001 to house the Family Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. A portion of one of the cell blocks has been preserved as the “Old Allegheny County Jail Museum.” The Jail Museum was created…

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Shadyside Walking Tour

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 22 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join PHLF docents on a walk through the western section of Shadyside, from the commercial heart along Walnut Street to grand residential streets––Westminster, Amberson, and Fifth––and rarely seen cul-de-sacs, including the County’s only known wooden street. You’ll hear about Walnut Street’s long and fascinating history, from a neighborhood shopping street in the late nineteenth century to a regional shopping-and-dining destination. And you’ll hear how Shadyside grew into an affluent suburb beginning in…

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Downtown’s Best: Special Places and Spaces

August 23 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Tour the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh to see more than 25 architectural landmarks, spectacular interiors, and significant urban spaces. Hear how Pittsburgh developed from a military outpost in the 18th century to a beautiful, walkable, and livable 21st-century city. 9:45 a.m. to Noon Advance paid reservations required. Contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808 ext. 527 Meeting location: 9:45 a.m.: Grant Street and Fourth Avenue, in the Plaza at One Oxford Centre Ending location: PPG Place $20.00 per person (including a guidebook).

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Free Friday Walking Tours: Fourth Avenue Historic District

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Reservations are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527 The history housed in the distinctive buildings bordering Pittsburgh’s 25-foot-wide Fourth Avenue, between Smithfield and Stanwix streets, is amazing. As you explore the National Register Historic District, you’ll hear about Pittsburgh’s “Wall Street,” and see buildings designed by more than a dozen distinguished Pittsburgh architects, in styles ranging from Greek Revival to Post Modern, constructed between 1836 and 1984. You’ll see former banking buildings that have been renovated for…

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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633