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Virtual Tour: Penn-Liberty Cultural District
March 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$7.50
Thursday, March 10
6:00 p.m. 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 March 10. Please log in at 5:45 p.m. to allow us enough time to let you into the tour.
The Penn-Liberty corridor in Downtown Pittsburgh was an important retail and commercial center in the 19th and early 20th centuries and featured excellent examples of Richardsonian Romanesque buildings standing cheek-by-jowl with more modest structures. By the 1970s, however, the area had become blighted and developed an unsavory reputation. This tour focuses on the 14-block area within the district that the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has transformed since 1984 from an area of derelict and underused buildings to a unique variety of venues for the performing and visual arts. Tour leaders will reveal how a combination of historic preservation and new construction has created a destination environment that continues to evolve.