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Neighborhood Walking Tour: Oakland Civic District—Fifth Avenue
September 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20.00
Wednesday, September 28
10:00 a.m. to Noon
$20.00 per person
This is an in-person tour and is limited to 20 participants. (Tickets will not be available after September 27).
You will receive a ticket with a QR Code by e-mail. Please PRINT and bring it with you for the tour.
In the years since 1889, when Mary Croghan Schenley donated 300 acres to the City of Pittsburgh to create a park in Oakland, the neighborhood has become a great civic, cultural, medical, and educational center. This tour focuses on the portion of Oakland that encompasses most of the neighborhood’s largest monuments, including elements of its City Beautiful plan and the world’s second-tallest educational building in the world. Participants will learn how the visions of architect Henry Hornbostel, real estate developer Franklin Nicola, and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor John Bowman shaped Oakland’s urban plan and character. Tour leaders also will explore the impact of historic preservation and adaptive reuse, as well as the legacy of one of Pittsburgh’s biggest architectural losses.
Tour Meeting Point: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Meet on the plaza in front of the entrance to the building, beside the statue of the soldier.
Tour Ending Point: Heinz Memorial Chapel, 4200 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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.