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Neighborhood Walking Tour: An Urban Hike in Fineview
September 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20.00
Saturday, September 30
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
$20.00 per person
This tour is limited to 20 participants. Tickets will not be available after 11:30 p.m. on September 29.
Purchase a ticket below.
Located on part of the land set aside by the Pennsylvania legislature in the 1780s to pay veterans of the Revolutionary War, Fineview is a secluded neighborhood with a surprising architectural and historical legacy. On a vigorous walk through this hillside community, you will see breathtaking views of the city and learn about the origins of suburbia, the influence of 19th-century designers A. J. Downing and A. J. Davis, and the reforming mission that guided the development of one of Pittsburgh’s earliest public housing projects. We also will see the results of PHLF’s varied efforts to preserve two exemplary Gothic Revival homes constructed between 1855 and 1860.
Come for the view, and leave with an understanding of how convents, cemeteries, and Carpenter Gothic shaped this hilltop community!
NOTE: Due to the very steep terrain, this tour is not handicap accessible.
Tour Meeting Point: Fineview Overlook, corner of Meadville and Catoma Streets, Pittsburgh, 15212
Tour Ending Point: Fineview Overlook
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time in order to ensure that the tour gets underway on time. Please be sure to dress for the weather (PHLF tours proceed rain or shine!), wear comfortable shoes, and bring water. 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.