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Mexican War Streets Walking Tour

June 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, June 30
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Explore one of the most colorful sections of the Mexican War Streets on Pittsburgh’s North Side with PHLF docents. You’ll learn about the history of the area, including the creation of Allegheny Commons and the Mexican War Streets, and become familiar with Victorian styles and terminology. You’ll hear how two organizations––the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and Mexican War Streets Society––used preservation strategies to reverse neighborhood decline and disinvestment. You’ll also hear how imaginative individuals have creatively repurposed historic structures to create the Mattress Factory and City of Asylum/Alphabet City––both nationally recognized centers for the arts––and the artful world of Randyland.

Paid reservations by Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
Fee: members $10; non-members $35 (includes a one-year complimentary membership in PHLF)

Registration is limited to 15 people and advance paid reservations are or 412-471-5808, ext. 527

Meeting location: In Allegheny Commons, across from St. Peter’s Church (720 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212)

Ending location: Palo Alto Street and West North Avenue, near the National Aviary (700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212)

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. Although the tour begins and ends on relatively flat land, the walk includes a gentle uphill climb. The sidewalks are narrow and bumpy in places. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. If the day is warm, consider bringing a bottle of water. There are no restroom breaks during this two-hour tour. Light refreshments will be served near the end of the walk. Before the tour begins, each participant will be asked to sign his/her name on a form indicating that he/she is “fully able to participate in this PHLF tour and assumes all risk of participation.” This tour is handicap accessible, although we appreciate knowing your needs 48 hours in advance. Please contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808, ext. 527;

Parking: On-street parking is available (pay by the hour) along Arch Street, Allegheny Circle, and North Avenue.

Port Authority bus lines stop near the meeting and ending points. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000.


June 30, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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