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Live Virtual Architecture Tour: Oakland
April 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$7.50
Tuesday, April 27
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Since 1889, when Mary Croghan Schenley donated 300 acres to the City of Pittsburgh to create a major park in Oakland, the neighborhood has become a great civic, cultural, medical, and educational center. This tour focuses on the portion of central Oakland that is bounded roughly by University Place, Fifth Avenue, N. Bellefield Avenue, and the residential district of Schenley Farms. Participants will learn how the visions of architect Henry Hornbostel, real estate developer Franklin Nicola, and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor John Bowman shaped Oakland’s urban plan and character. The impact of historic preservation and adaptive reuse of old buildings also will be explored.
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 April 27. (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.