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Downtown Walking Tour: Fourth Avenue Historic District
July 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am$20.00
Friday, July 21
10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
$20.00 per person
This tour is limited to 20 participants.
Tickets will not be available after 11:30 p.m. on July 20.
The Fourth Avenue Historic District encompasses a remarkable variety of buildings. From a Greek Revival building of 1836, to cast-iron-front structures of the 1870s and 1880s, to a majestic quartet of early-20th-century skyscrapers, the district includes distinguished structures designed by more than a dozen eminent Pittsburgh architects. The tour focuses on the portion of the District once known as “Pittsburgh’s Wall Street” for its concentration of buildings that served the financial and investment industries. We also will see how old buildings are being re-purposed for contemporary uses and explore PPG Place—the postmodernist “cathedral of commerce” that brings full circle the fascinating story of this narrow but mightily impressive street.
Tour Meeting Point: Smithfield Street near Fourth Avenue, outside the parklet adjacent to Dollar Bank
Tour Ending Point: PPG Place
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time in order to ensure that the tour gets underway on time. Dress for the weather (PHLF tours proceed rain or shine!), and wear comfortable shoes. By purchasing a ticket for this tour, you acknowledge that you are physically able to undertake the tour, assume all personal risk during the tour, consent to being photographed during the tour, and permit PHLF to use your image in our communications.
This tour is handicap accessible. Please notify us of your needs two business days in advance of the tour.