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Live Virtual Architecture Tour: Fourth Avenue Historic District
March 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$7.50
Saturday, March 13
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Fourth Avenue Historic District encompasses a remarkable variety of buildings. From a Greek Revival building of 1836 to cast-iron-front structures of the 1870s and 1880s, to a majestic quartet of early-20th-century skyscrapers, the district includes distinguished structures designed by more than a dozen eminent Pittsburgh architects. The tour focuses on the portion of the District once known as “Pittsburgh’s Wall Street” for its concentration of buildings that served the financial and investment industries. We also will see how old buildings are being re-purposed for contemporary uses and explore PPG Place—the postmodernist “cathedral of commerce” that brings full circle the fascinating story of this narrow but mightily impressive street.
This tour will be conducted via Zoom Conference. Purchase a ticket to RSVP and you will receive a login e-mail at 1:00 p.m. on March 13. (Don’t see an e-mail? Be sure to check your Spam/Junk folders.) Please log in at 1:45 p.m. to allow us enough time to let you into the tour. Please disregard the QR code in the confirmation you receive. Our link to the Zoom connection is your entry to the tour.