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Lecture: Oakland— Escape from the Smoky City!

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$15

Mark Houser
Pittsburgh Magazine Columnist

Thursday, February 20
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

From cow pasture to Pittsburgh’s would-be acropolis, the neighborhood of Oakland underwent a tumultuous transformation more than a century ago. Hear how developers in search of a bucolic retreat courted a once-scandalized heiress for the right to build on her land, and dig into the history of some of Oakland’s most iconic buildings, including a few no longer with us.

About the presenter: Mark Houser is a frequent Pittsburgh Magazine contributor who writes and speaks about the Pittsburgh’s history. You can find more stories at his website, HouserTalks.com.

Cost: This lecture is FREE to PHLF Members. Non-members: $15  Click here to become a PHLF Member.

RSVPs are appreciated: Contact Mary Lu Denny to register and pay in advance: marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext, 527.

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$15
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Organizer

PHLF
Phone:
412-471-5808
Email:
marylu@phlf.org

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