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The Courthouse & City-County Building In Depth (Downtown Walking Tour)

October 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.    

You’ll explore two of the city’s most significant buildings, inside and out. The Allegheny County Courthouse, designed in 1884 by H. H. Richardson and completed in 1888, was dedicated 100 years after the incorporation of Allegheny County. The City-County Building, designed in 1915 by Henry Hornbostel, was nearly completed in 1916, marking the centennial of the City’s incorporation in 1816. Both buildings were designed by architects who studied at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Both Richardson and Hornbostel collaborated with the best artists and craftsmen of the day to create buildings “tuned to the eye” and a joy to explore.

Fee: members $10; non-members $20
Paid reservations by Friday, October 18, 2019

Registration is limited to 10 people and advance paid reservations are or 412-471-5808, ext. 527.

Meeting location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219 (City-County Building steps, near statue of Mayor Richard Caliguiri)

Ending location:  440 Ross Street (in front of Family Law Center), Pittsburgh PA 15219

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time. The terrain is relatively flat but the sidewalks are uneven at times. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. There are no restroom breaks during this tour. 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; 

Public Transportation: 

  • Port Authority bus lines stop near the meeting and ending points. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000
  • Ride the “T” to the Steel Plaza Station and meet the PHLF docent on the steps of the City-County Building.


October 22, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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