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Point Breeze Walking Tour
September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, September 21
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Described as “Chateau Country” by PHLF’s co-founder Jamie Van Trump, Point Breeze was once home to Pittsburgh industrialists of great wealth: Andrew Carnegie, H. J. Heinz, George Westinghouse, and Henry Clay Frick, among others. Only the Frick’s grand home, “Clayton,” survives, as part of The Frick Pittsburgh, but there is still much to see and explore in this large, residential, city neighborhood. Join PHLF docents for a walking tour that will include brief visits to the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (originally, the home of Durbin Horne); Pittsburgh New Church; nearby main street shops; and Fireman Creative (originally, Engine House No. 16)! You’ll also see a handsome group of houses constructed behind an ornate wrought-iron fence (that once marked the Penn-Avenue boundary of the Heinz estate) and the surviving Heinz-family carriage house that is now a private residence.
Paid reservations by Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
Fee: members $10; non-members $20
Registration is limited and advance paid reservations are required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-471-5808, ext. 527
Meeting location: 7418 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (This is the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary.)
Ending location: Westinghouse Park, 7051 Thomas Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. The walk is on relatively flat land. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. There are no restroom breaks during this tour and refreshments are not provided. Before the tour begins, each participant will be asked to sign his/her name on a form indicating that he/she is “fully able to participate in this PHLF tour and assumes all risk of participation.” This tour is handicap accessible, although we appreciate knowing your needs 48 hours in advance. Please contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808, ext. 527; email@example.com
Parking: On-street parking is available on North or South Lang Avenue and on several other side streets. (Please do not park in The Frick/Clayton surface lot.)
Port Authority bus lines stop near the meeting and ending points. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000.