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April 2018

Oakland & Schenley Farms Walking Tour

April 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 21, 2018 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Explore the Schenley Farms National-Register Historic District in Oakland with docents from PHLF. Hear how real estate developer Franklin Nicola (1860-1938) realized his dream of creating an example of the “City Beautiful” ideal. Where cows grazed peacefully on a steep Oakland hillside, Nicola saw grand boulevards and elegant homes, hotels, and clubs. We’ll walk along the quiet residential streets of Schenley Farms, where Nicola’s company developed a high-quality residential community with…

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Self-Guided Tours: Old Allegheny County Jail

April 23 @ 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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Restoring Statues

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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Boris Brindar Tuesday, April 24 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Landmarks Preservation Resource Center 744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221 The restoration of statues is about more than improvement of an object. Statuary restoration involves taking three-dimensional art to the next level of artistic impact. Made of various media, sometimes exposed to elements, statuary sustains different kinds of damages. But whether they are profound or mild in nature, the damages can be stopped and the artwork restored to convey the artist’s…

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Film Screening: The Experimental City

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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Chad Freidrichs Thursday, April 26 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center 744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221 The Experimental City is a documentary about the Minnesota Experimental City project, a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota. At the heart of the story is renowned scientist, inventor and comic-strip author Athelstan Spilhaus, who dreams of a new kind of planned city, a truly experimental…

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South Side Walking Tour

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sunday, April 29 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Stroll through the commercial and residential heart of Pittsburgh’s South Side, between 12th Street and 18th Street, and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the East Carson Street City Historic District designation. Participants will be given a soft pretzel to savor along the way. PHLF docents will share stories about the colorful, adaptable commercial and residential buildings bordering East Carson Street and several side streets. You’ll see religious structures, too, that are a testament…

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Self-Guided Tours: Old Allegheny County Jail

April 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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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May 2018

Free Friday Walking Tour: Grant Street

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

From Sixth to Fourth Avenue 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Reservations appreciated: marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527 With its concentration of major historic buildings and modern skyscrapers, Grant Street is downtown Pittsburgh’s grand civic boulevard. Explore incredible spaces with PHLF’s guides––building lobbies, courtyards, and green spaces––and find out why the American Planning Association named Grant Street one of America’s ten “Great Streets” in 2012. Meeting location: Grant Street near Sixth Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh, outside the Grant Street entrance to the…

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Free Friday Walking Tour: Grant Street (From Sixth Avenue to Liberty Avenue)

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Noon to 1:00 pm Reservations appreciated: marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527 Tour the northern end of the Grant Street area on this free guided walking tour with PHLF, from Sixth Avenue to Liberty and back to the U.S. Steel Plaza (across from the Omni William Penn Hotel). You’ll see corporate skyscrapers––originally designed for Gulf Oil, Koppers, and U. S. Steel––plus a new hotel in a historic building; a sensational railroad headquarters building that now houses apartments, offices, and Amtrak; the massive…

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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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