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Chatham University’s Woodland Road Campus

July 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chatham University’s Woodland Road Campus: Architectural Landmarks and Historical Highlights Over 150 Years

Sunday, July 28, 2019
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Elisabeth Roark, a professor of art history and museum studies at Chatham University, will lead a walking tour of the Woodland Road campus in Shadyside, especially created to celebrate Chatham’s 150th anniversary. The tour will begin with an illustrated lecture in Beckwith Auditorium in Buhl Hall. Participants will then explore the campus that began in 1869 in a mansion, built an academic complex on a high knoll, and then absorbed other mansions in the area. Participants will enjoy lemonade and cookies in the Mellon Board Room, see the Mellon Carriage House, walk through the Athletic & Fitness Center, and end at the Art and Design Center (formerly a gymnasium).

Fee: $10 for PHLF members and Chatham University alumni; $20 for non-members.

 is limited to 30 people and advance paid reservations are or 412-471-5808, ext. 527. Paid reservations by Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Meeting location
:  In Beckwith Auditorium in Buhl Hall, located on Chapel Hill Road adjacent to the Library Parking Lot.

Ending location: Art & Design Center (on Woodland Road near Murray Hill Avenue)

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. The terrain is hilly. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. 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.” This tour is not handicap accessible due to the hilly terrain.

Parking: Library Parking Lot, accessible from Murray Hill Avenue. If the lot is full, due to another special event on campus that day, there is on-street parking available in the area.

Click here  for a map of Chatham’s Woodland Road campus.

Public Transportation: Port Authority bus lines stop near Chatham University. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000


July 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 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