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Eastern Shadyside Walking Tour

August 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sunday, August 4, 2019
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

There’s so much of quality to see on this walking tour through the eastern edge of the City’s Shadyside neighborhood, including Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Kenmawr Apartments, Sellers-Carnahan house, Highland Towers, Alder Court, the former Hunt Armory, and Calvary Episcopal Church (shown here). You’ll hear about the development of apartment architecture in the East End and see how the continued use of historic religious properties and residential buildings has created a unique, desirable 21st-century neighborhood. Franklin West, Inc., is partnering with PHLF on this tour and will be opening Highland Towers to our group. Designed in 1913-14 by Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr., Highlands Towers is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a Historic Landmark plaque recipient. 

Registration is limited to 20 people and advance paid reservations are or 412-471-5808, ext. 527. Paid reservations by Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

Meeting location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 310 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206

Ending location: Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. This walking tour is on relatively flat land although the sidewalks are uneven at times. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. There are no restroom breaks during this tour. 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 handicap accessible, although we appreciate knowing your needs 48 hours in advance. Please contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808, ext. 527;

Parking: Park in the Calvary Church parking lot or along Walnut Street or Shady Avenue.

Port Authority bus lines stop near the meeting and ending points. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000


August 4, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 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