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Sewickley Walking Tour

September 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, September 18
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Located 12 miles west of Pittsburgh, Sewickley is nestled between hills to the north and the Ohio River to the south. A borough since 1853, Sewickley was dubbed “the Queen of Suburbs,” by G. F. Keller in 1895, and described as “the most delightful residence spot in Western Pennsylvania.” Join PHLF docents on an entertaining walk through the third “Historic District” that is central to Sewickley. On this tour of commercial and residential neighborhoods, you’ll see excellent examples of many of the architectural styles popular in America in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The high quality of local housing is no accident, since a number of nationally and regionally important architects lived and worked in the area. There will be much to admire, including several places of worship, many handsome homes, the Old Sewickley Post Office, Sewickley Public Library, Municipal Hall, and Flatiron building.

Paid reservations by Friday, September 13, 2019.
Fee: members $10; non-members $20

Registration is limited to 30 people and advance paid reservations are or 412-471-5808, ext. 527. Docents will lead groups of about 10 to 15 people.

Meeting location: Sewickley Presbyterian Church, 414 Grant Street, Sewickley, PA 15143. (The parking lot is on Beaver Street.)

Ending location: Sewickley Presbyterian Church, 414 Grant Street, Sewickley, PA 15143

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. The walking tour 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;

Parking: Participants may park in the church lot if space is available or on nearby streets.

Port Authority bus lines stop near the meeting and ending points. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000.


September 18, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 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