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Neighborhood Walking Tour: East Liberty Historic District

November 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Saturday, November 4
12 noon to 2:00 p.m.

$20.00 per person


This tour is limited to 20 participants. Tickets will not be available after 11:30 p.m. on November 3. Purchase a ticket below.

Explore the layers of history visible in the architecture of this East End neighborhood, which has experienced great swings in fortunes in the last 125 years. Learn why the neighborhood was once considered Pittsburgh’s “second downtown,” discover its important role in the history of cinema, and see how East Liberty’s historic and architectural legacy has been both preserved and altered in its Historic Commercial District.

You also will hear how an enormous mid-20th-century urban renewal project nearly destroyed East Liberty, and see how redevelopment in the last fifteen years has rectified some of the earlier project’s tragic mistakes. Juxtaposing traces of East Liberty’s various transformations with a church whose successive buildings have occupied the same site since 1819, the tour will give participants a new appreciation for this resilient neighborhood.

Tour Meeting Point: Trade Street, in front of Motor Square Garden, 5900 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Tour Ending Point: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland 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.


November 4, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 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