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Free Friday Walking Tour: Oakland Civic Center

August 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Noon to 1:00 pm
Reservations appreciated:; 412-471-5808, ext. 527

The Oakland Civic Center is a place of big gifts and big dreams, inspired by the City Beautiful movement that flourished in the 1890s and 1900s. The dreamers included John G. Bowman, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, Edward M. Bigelow, city director of public works, and Franklin Nicola, developer. And the donors included Mary Schenley, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Phipps, and Andrew Mellon, among others. Hear the story of this celebrated neighborhood’s development and explore this architecturally significant center of education and culture on a free guided walking tour with PHLF. You’ll see a dozen buildings constructed between the 1890s and 1970s, set within landscaped plazas and wide boulevards.

Meeting location:
Corner of Forbes Avenue and Schenley Drive Extension, near the outdoor statue of the Dinosaur

Ending location:
Heinz Memorial Chapel, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15260


August 25, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633