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Neighborhood Walking Tour: Allegheny County Courthouse & Jail and City-County Building

August 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Friday, August 18
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

$20.00 per person

This tour is limited to 20 participants. Tickets will not be available after 11:30 p.m. on August 17.

Purchase a ticket below.

In this extended tour, you will have an in-depth experience of two of Downtown Pittsburgh’s most significant buildings: H. H. Richardson’s Allegheny County Courthouse (completed 1888) and Henry Hornbostel’s City-County Building (completed 1917). The tour includes interior spaces that generally are not open to the public, giving participants an appreciation of the extraordinary design creativity, craftsmanship, and artistry that brought these buildings into being. Standing side by side on Pittsburgh’s grand civic boulevard, the Courthouse and the City-County Building provide a brilliant comparison of approaches to meeting the architectural needs of a growing city.

Bonus: At the end of the tour, we will take all who are interested to see the murals in the 7th-floor courtroom.

Tour Meeting Point: Outside the Frick Building, 437 Grant Street, Pittsburgh 15219 (corner of Grant Street and Forbes Avenue)

Tour Ending Point: City-County Building

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time in order to ensure that the tour gets underway on time. Dress for the weather (PHLF tours proceed rain or shine!), and wear comfortable shoes. By purchasing a ticket for this tour, you acknowledge that you are physically able to undertake the tour, assume all personal risk during the tour, consent to being photographed during the tour, and permit PHLF to use your image in our communications.

This tour is handicap accessible. Please notify us of your needs two business days in advance of the tour.



August 18, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 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