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Shadyside Walking Tour

August 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 22
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join PHLF docents on a walk through the western section of Shadyside, from the commercial heart along Walnut Street to grand residential streets––Westminster, Amberson, and Fifth––and rarely seen cul-de-sacs, including the County’s only known wooden street. You’ll hear about Walnut Street’s long and fascinating history, from a neighborhood shopping street in the late nineteenth century to a regional shopping-and-dining destination. And you’ll hear how Shadyside grew into an affluent suburb beginning in the 1860s with the arrival of the Pennsylvania railroad and later as a streetcar suburb. You’ll see a virtual museum of domestic architectural styles popular from the 1860s into the 1920s as you pass cottages, Queen Anne’s, and mansions.

Paid reservations by Friday, August 17, 2018.
Fee: members $10; non-members $35 (includes a one-year complimentary membership in PHLF)

Registration is limited to 15 people and advance paid reservations are or 412-471-5808, ext. 527

Meeting location: Directly opposite Schiller’s Pharmacy (811 South Aiken Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232)

Ending location: Directly opposite Schiller’s Pharmacy (811 South Aiken Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232)

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. The walking tour is on fairly flat land. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. There are no restroom breaks during this 1.5 hour 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: On-street parking is available along Walnut Street and the surrounding streets. The Shadyside Garage is located at 714 Bellefonte Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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


August 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 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