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Neighborhood Walking Tour: Hamnett Place, Wilkinsburg

July 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Saturday, July, 23
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

$20 per person
This is an in-person tour and is limited to 20 participants.
(Tickets will not be available after July 22.)

You will receive a ticket with a QR Code by e-mail. Please PRINT and bring it with you for the tour.

The Hamnett Place neighborhood in Wilkinsburg is an example of how historic restoration and preservation can be utilized to help renew a community without displacing residents. Once comprised of mostly vacant and falling-down building structures, the neighborhood experienced a dramatic transition when residents and community activists invited our organization in 2004 to help them think about renewal strategies other than massive demolition. After more than 15 years of involvement, our organization helped invest more than $25 million in the neighborhood through the restoration of single-family houses, grand historic apartment buildings, reclamation of blighted vacant lots that were converted into urban gardens, and the creation of educational space in a former car repair shop and junkyard.

Join us for this tour in which you will learn about how we applied our principles in restoring the distinctive built environment in a neighborhood we later successfully added for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Tour Meeting Point: Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Tour Ending Point: Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

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 2 Business Days in advance of the tour.


July 23, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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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