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Lecture: Antique Skyscrapers and Historic Houses
March 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pittsburgh Magazine Columnist
Thursday, March 7
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
A pair of iconic buildings in Pittsburgh’s skyline were overshadowed by the dark clouds of financial ruin as soon as they were finished. Plus a twice-haunted library, horse racing millionaires, and the time Henry Ford bought the wrong house in Lawrenceville. Mark Houser shares entertaining tales of century-old marvels and the characters who built them.
About the presenter: Mark Houser writes about antique skyscrapers and historic houses in Pittsburgh Magazine. His recent TEDx Talk explores Pittsburgh’s bridge history, and he also created a free Downtown audio walking tour that is available in 11 languages. Houser is the director of news and information at Robert Morris University and a former reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.