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Oakland Walking Tour: Big Dreams, Big Gifts, and The City Beautiful

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$20.00

NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR: OAKLAND

Saturday, June 1, 2024
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 May 31, 2024.

Purchase a ticket below.

Although the Oakland neighborhood extends from Bloomfield in the north and Shadyside in the east to the Monongahela River in the South, its heart is the area dominated by universities, medical institutions, and cultural amenities. This section, centered around Fifth and Forbes Avenues and Bigelow Boulevard, took its basic form between the 1880s and the 1930s, thanks to a number of big dreamers, persuasive philanthropists, gifted architects, and inspiring ideas about improving industrial cities. On this tour, names like Carnegie, Schenley, Nicola, and Hornbostel will come to have deep meaning as participants learn how their respective visions brought into being the buildings and other sites that define Oakland to this day.

Tour meeting point: Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain, Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Tour ending point: Inside the Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Please arrive 15 minutes before 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.

Details

Date:
June 1
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$20.00
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Oakland Walking Tour: Big Dreams, Big Gifts, and The City Beautiful
Although the Oakland neighborhood extends from Bloomfield in the north and Shadyside in the east to the Monongahela River in the South, its heart is the area dominated by universities, medical institutions, and cultural amenities. This section, centered around Fifth and Forbes Avenues and Bigelow Boulevard, took its basic form between the 1880s and the 1930s, thanks to a number of big dreamers, persuasive philanthropists, gifted architects, and inspiring ideas about improving industrial cities. On this tour, names like Carnegie, Schenley, Nicola, and Hornbostel will come to have deep meaning as participants learn how their respective visions brought into being the buildings and other sites that define Oakland to this day.
$ 20.00
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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