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Downtown Walking Tour: Grant Street, from Sixth to Fourth Avenues
September 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 pm$20.00
Friday, September 16
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
$20.00 per person
This tour is limited to 20 participants.
(Tickets will not be available after September 15.)
You will receive a ticket with a QR Code by e-mail. Please PRINT and bring it with you for the tour.
In 2012, the American Planning Association designated Grant Street one of America’s Ten Great Streets for its exceptional architectural character, a mix of historic landmarks and modern skyscrapers, diversity of uses, tree-lined median, and “coherence and beauty.” Extending from the Monongahela River to Liberty Avenue, Grant Street is indeed Downtown’s grand civic boulevard. This tour focuses on the section from 4th to 6th Avenues, taking in exceptional works by Henry Hobson Richardson, Frederick Osterling, Henry Hornbostel, Rafael Guastavino, and Daniel Burnham. It also provides a primer on Pittsburgh’s history from 1758 to the early 20th century and reveals Henry Clay Frick’s enormous influence on this section of Grant Street.
Tour Meeting Point: Outside Grant Street entrance to the Omni William Penn Hotel, Grant Street near Sixth Avenue
Tour Ending Point: Mellon Square
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 2 Business Days in advance of the tour.