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British Connections: Oakland Walking Tour

September 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

British Connections: Oakland Walking Tour
Wednesday, September 7
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Meeting and ending location:
William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh (Fifth Avenue entrance)
3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Tour fare: $5.00 per person
PHLF Members: Free
Advance paid reservations required: (412-471-5808, ext. 527). This tour is limited to 30 people.

Tour guides from PHLF will lead an entertaining walk in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood highlighting British connections in architecture, art, literature and even street names. You’ll find out what building contains “more of the original material from the old House of Commons than exists anywhere else in the world,” and learn the story of Schenley Park, the Oakland Civic Center, and Schenley Farms. Participants will briefly visit the Carnegie Music Hall, the Shakespeare Statue, the Scottish Nationality Room, and the Croghan-Schenley Ballroom. Plus, they’ll view Oakland from the 36th floor of the Cathedral of Learning and hear about the origins of Pittsburgh’s Civic Center, thanks to gifts from Mary Schenley, Andrew Carnegie, and others.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.


September 7, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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William Pitt Union
3959 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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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