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Fineview Walking Tour
July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, July 14, 2019
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
PHLF has close connections with this hillside neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s Northside as a result of its efforts to preserve two Gothic Revival homes built between 1855 and 1860. PHLF purchased the Henderson-Metz house (pictured here) in 1975 through its revolving fund, and sold it in 1984 to a development company that restored its exterior and converted the interior for apartments. In 2000, PHLF accepted a preservation easement for Heathside Cottage, thus protecting the facade of the picturesque cottage in perpetuity. As you explore Fineview, you’ll see wonderful views of the city and learn about the concept of suburbia, the philosophy of domesticity, the influence of landscape designer A. J. Downing and architect A. J. Davis, and the reforming mission that guided the development of one of the city’s earliest public-housing projects.
Fee: members $10; non-members $20
Paid reservations by Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Registration is limited to 15 people and advance paid reservations are required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-471-5808, ext. 527.
Meeting location: Fineview Overlook (at the corner of Meadville and Catoma streets), Pittsburgh PA 15212
Ending location: Fineview Overlook (at the corner of Meadville and Catoma streets), Pittsburgh PA 15212
Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. The terrain is very hilly and the walking tour distance is about one mile. 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.”
Parking: There is on-street parking on Catoma Street and neighboring side streets.
Public Transportation: Port Authority bus lines stop near the meeting and ending points. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000