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Lecture: Oakland— Escape from the Smoky City!
February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$15
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: email@example.com or 412-471-5808 ext, 527.