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Downtown Walking Tour: Grant Street, from Sixth to Liberty Avenues
June 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am$20.00
Friday, June 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 11:30 p.m. on June 15.
This tour covers the northern half of a street the American Planning Association has designated one of America’s Great American Places. From the quintessentially Modernist U.S. Steel Tower to the elegant Beaux-Arts Pennsylvanian (formerly Union Station), and with glorious Art Deco gems in between, this part of Grant Street is populated by outstanding civic and corporate buildings. Examples of adaptive reuse of historic buildings in this corridor demonstrate the economic value of historic preservation. Tour participants also will learn of the wide influence of businessmen, philanthropists, politicians, art collectors, and Pittsburgh native Andrew W. Mellon on this important 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 business days in advance of the tour.