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City Main Streets & More––Free Walking Tours

All tours are offered in cooperation with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and are limited to 25 participants. Karen Cahall from PHLF and neighborhood representatives will lead the tours.

Reservations required. Contact: Mary Lu Denny (412-471-5808, ext. 527)

Sat., Sept. 7 (2:00 to 3:30 p.m.): South Side­­––From River to Rail

Sat., Sept. 21 (2:00 to 3:30 p.m.): Hill District––Centre and Wylie Avenues

Fri., Oct. 4 (Noon to 1:00 p.m.): Mt. Washington––Shiloh Street Area

Fri., Oct. 11 (Noon to 1:00 p.m.): Brookline––Brookline Boulevard

Fri., Oct. 18 (Noon to 1:00 p.m.): Brighton Heights––California Avenue

Fri., Oct. 25 (Noon to 1:00 p.m.): Northside––Federal Street Area


Further details are as follows:

Saturday, September 7, 2013

South Side­­––From River to Rail

Explore South Side from a new perspective as we walk along 18th Street, from the Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the Monongahela River to the railroad tracks and the steps going up the South Side Slopes. Hear the story of how the Flats and Slopes developed. See the new housing development along the river and hear how South Side is balancing the needs of businesses and residents while working to keep this historic neighborhood vibrant.

Meeting time & location: 1:45 p.m., 1720 South Shore Court, 15203


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Hill District­­––Centre and Wylie Avenues

From the long-awaited grocery store now under construction to the Thelma Lovette Family YMCA on Centre Avenue, improvements are in progress along Centre and Wylie avenues. Learn what else is in the works for this area of the city where so many immigrants once settled and where jazz greats and Pulitzer-prize winning playwright August Wilson found inspiration.

Meeting time & location: 1:45 p.m., Freedom Corner (91 Crawford Street, 15219)


Friday, October 4, 2013

Mt. Washington––Shiloh Street Area

The Mt. Washington neighborhood along Shiloh Street has so much to offer: the Shiloh Inn, Redbeard’s, and more recently opened businesses including the Grandview Bakery & Sweet Shop, the Micro Diner, and Havana’s Tapas & Wine Bar. After touring the historic business district, we will learn how to access Emerald View Park that circles Mt. Washington.

Meeting time & location: 11:55 a.m., Parklet on the corner of Grandview Avenue and Shiloh Street, across from the Monongahela Incline Observation Deck, 15211


Friday, October 11, 2013

Brookline––Brookline Boulevard

Through a URA Renaissance Grant, Brookline is undergoing a major renovation with new traffic patterns and parking to better serve the thriving business district. We’ll explore this neighborhood in the midst of change and tour several of the businesses.

Meeting time & location: 11:55 a.m., 933 Brookline Boulevard, 15226 (at the corner of Glenam Avenue near St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church)


Friday, October 18, 2013

Brighton Heights––California Avenue

This short walk along California Avenue will show off the longest continuously operating business on this street and the newest business, while we learn the story of how this neighborhood came to be and what challenges it is facing today.

Meeting time & location: 11:55 a.m., 3689 California Avenue, 15212 (at Termon Avenue, outside Adam Ravenstahl’s office)


Friday, October 25, 2013

Northside––Federal Street Area

First we will visit the Allegheny City Room in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh––Allegheny––to see historic photographs of the area. As we walk from Federal Street and North Avenue into the Allegheny Commons, we will hear how this corridor of central Northside is being revitalized through URA projects, including the Garden Theater development.

Meeting time & location: 11:55 a.m., 1230 Federal Street, 15212 (outside the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh––Allegheny)

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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