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Automobile Row Walking Tour (Baum Boulevard)

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 5, 2019  
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.    
Discover the fascinating history hidden in plain sight along an unlovely stretch of road in Pittsburgh’s East End. You’ll hear about Pittsburgh’s role in automotive history, from its earliest days as Motor City to the development of the self-driving cars, and its role in the petroleum industry and the corresponding development of a car culture. The Lincoln Highway, symbolizing emancipation and adventure and providing a prototype for roadside commercial design, and Luna Park will complete the story that our docent will tell as you explore the Bloomfield/Friendship area.

Fee: members $10; non-members $20
Paid reservations by Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Registration is limited to 10 people and advance paid reservations are requiredmarylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808, ext. 527.

Meeting location: Southwest corner of Baum Boulevard and South Euclid Avenue in East Liberty (Pittsburgh PA 15206)

Ending location: Baum Boulevard and South Euclid Avenue, East Liberty (Pittsburgh PA 15206)

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. The guide will set a brisk walking-tour pace. The terrain is relatively flat but the sidewalks are uneven at times. The total walking tour distance is about 3 miles although participants may ride the bus back to the starting point after the first mile and a half. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. There are no restroom breaks during this tour. Before the tour begins, each participant will be asked to sign his/her name on a form indicating that he/she is “fully able to participate in this PHLF tour and assumes all risk of participation.” Please contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808, ext. 527; marylu@phlf.org

Parking: There is a public lot between Baum Boulevard and South Beatty Street in East Liberty, within sight of the meeting spot. Free on-street parking is also available on side streets.

Port Authority bus lines stop near the meeting and ending points. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000

Details

Date:
May 5
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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