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June 2017

Downtown’s Best: Special Places and Spaces

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oxford Center-Outside at Grant & Fourth Avenue, Grant Street and Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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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. 10:00 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 Tour: Bridges & River Shores

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Reservations appreciated: marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527 You’ll hear about a Pittsburgh sports hero and pop artist––and about two American daredevils––as you cross the Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol bridges with your PHLF guides, and explore the Allegheny riverfront. You’ll see theaters, sports stadiums, sculpture, a school, residences, skyscrapers, and Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center, among other notable sites, on this refreshing walk over water and on land. Meeting location: 107 Sixth Street, downtown Pittsburgh (in…

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Free Friday Walking Tour: Market Square Area

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Noon to 1:00 p.m. Reservations appreciated: marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527 Explore the Market Square area, where the old and new are combining to create a vibrant, dynamic Downtown core. You’ll see the Market Street Grocery, Market Square, three LEED-Gold developments, the LEED-Platinum Tower at PNC Plaza, and Millcraft Investments Tower Two-Sixty and Hilton Garden Inn. Plus you’ll see a “living wall,” an archaeological exhibit, and many artfully designed and recently restored historic buildings, including one of the skinniest anywhere. Meeting location:…

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July 2017

Self-Guided Tours: Old Allegheny County Jail

July 3 @ 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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Downtown’s Best: Special Places and Spaces

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grant Street and Fourth Avenue, Plaza at One Oxford Centre, Pittsburgh, United States + Google Map

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. 10:00 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 Tour: Market Square Area

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Reservations appreciated: marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527 Explore the Market Square area, where the old and new are combining to create a vibrant, dynamic Downtown core. You’ll see the Market Street Grocery, Market Square, three LEED-Gold developments, the LEED-Platinum Tower at PNC Plaza, and Millcraft Investments Tower Two-Sixty and Hilton Garden Inn. Plus you’ll see a “living wall,” an archaeological exhibit, and many artfully designed and recently restored historic buildings, including one of the skinniest anywhere. Meeting location:…

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Free Friday Walking Tour: Gateway Center

July 7 @ 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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North Side Urban Hike: Memorable Places and Recent Changes

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, July 8, 2017 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Advance paid reservations required by Monday, July 3: marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527 PHLF members: $20.00 per person Non-members: $40.00 per person (includes one-year membership in PHLF) The walking tour is limited to 25 people. Wear very comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. The walking tour route is on flat terrain and is a moderate degree of difficulty. Meeting location: Alphabet City Center (City of Asylum), 40 West North Avenue,…

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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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