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Virtual Tour: Fourth Avenue Historic District
February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$7.50
Thursday, February 24
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
This tour will be conducted via Zoom Conference. Purchase a ticket to RSVP. Disregard the QR code in the confirmation email. You will receive an e-mail with a link to the Zoom event on February 24. Please log in at 5:45 p.m. to allow us enough time to let you into the tour.
When Edwin Drake invented a device in 1859 to efficiently extract oil from the earth in Titusville, PA, the flood of oil money spurred a building boom on Pittsburgh’s Fourth Avenue. By the late 19th century, the street became known as “Pittsburgh’s Wall Street” for its concentration of buildings that served the financial and investment industries. From a Greek Revival building of 1836 to a majestic quartet of early-20th-century skyscrapers, the Fourth Avenue Historic District includes distinguished structures designed by more than a dozen eminent Pittsburgh architects. In addition to exploring the history of these buildings, the tour also will reveal how they are being re-purposed for contemporary uses to sustain this narrow but mightily impressive street.