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Lecture: Antique Skyscrapers and Historic Houses

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Mark Houser
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 presenterMark 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.

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Date:
March 7
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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Phone:
412-471-5808
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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