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Tarentum and Natrona Walking Tour
April 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Explore two Allegheny-River communities with local residents who are leading preservation efforts there.
Following a Dutch-treat lunch at JG’s Tarentum Station Grille, Cindy Homburg, Executive Director of Tarentum History & Landmarks Foundation, and David Rankin of Central Presbyterian Church will lead a one-hour walking tour. You’ll see the Masonic Temple; the Eureka Hose Company, where one of the fire trucks that helped fight Pittsburgh’s Great Fire of 1845 is displayed; Rabkin Dermatology, located in a former historic school; and Central Presbyterian Church, with beautifully restored stained glass windows. In 2014 and 2015, PHLF awarded matching grants to Central Presbyterian Church through its Historic Religious Properties Program.
Participants will then drive in their own cars to Natrona where Bill Godfrey, President of Natrona Comes Together, will lead a one-hour walking tour. You’ll see St. Joseph Church, a PennSalt worker’s house that is being restored as a community museum, Natrona Bottling Company, the former Allegheny Ludlum mill site that is now a playground, and the former Sweeney Hotel that is available for redevelopment. For further information please see the article on Page 5 of PHLF’s January 2015 Newsletter.
1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Meeting location: Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, Tarentum, PA 15084
Free parking is available in the municipal lot directly across from the church.
Advance paid reservations are required
$10 PHLF members (plus Dutch-treat lunch in Tarentum)
$35 Non-members includes complimentary one-year membership in PHLF (plus Dutch-treat lunch in Tarentum)
$15 for Dutch-treat lunch including tax and gratuity. Cash bar separate. Menu: Wedding Soup, Salad, Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Dessert and Coffee.
This tour is limited to 40 people.
For reservations or further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527