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Neighborhood Walking Tour: Deutschtown

October 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Saturday, October 7
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 October 6.

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Pittsburgh’s East Allegheny neighborhood was nicknamed Deutschtown because most of the area’s early settlers were from Germany. (“Deutschtown” literally means “Germantown.”) Joining them were large numbers from Switzerland, Austria, and Croatia. By the late 19th century, it was a thriving community with established businesses and institutions. Although a 1970s interstate highway project bisected the Deutschtown area, causing the demolition of buildings and displacement of hundreds of people, the community retains a large part of its historic architectural fabric.

Join our docents as they reveal the rich history of this eclectic neighborhood. The tour will take participants through the Deutschtown Historic District and the E. Ohio Street business district, which lie in the western half of the neighborhood. It includes a wide range of building types, from well-preserved historic homes to old structures repurposed for contemporary uses—and an Elks Lodge that hosts the Pittsburgh Banjo Club every week!

Tour Meeting Point: Entrance to Allegheny Commons Park at the corner of E. Ohio Street and Union Place (across Union Place from the Allegheny Center Alliance Church, 250 E. Ohio Street), Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tour Ending Point: Deutschtown Map, corner of E. Ohio Street and Cedar Avenue

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.


October 7, 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