Lecture, Tour, and Dinner at The Duquesne Club
PHLF’s popular tradition of featuring the most elegant private regional clubs will continue in 2013. Join us in the new year for a lecture, tour, and dinner at The Duquesne Club (Longfellow, Alden & Harlow, 1889; Alden & Harlow, 1902; Janssen & Cocken, 1931). The Duquesne Club has a legendary history of being host to Pittsburgh’s captains of industry. The downtown Pittsburgh landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses an impressive art collection.
Following a cash bar (beginning at 5:15 p.m.), PHLF Trustee and Architect David Vater will present an illustrated lecture, “The Duquesne Club’s Architecture and History,” at 6:00 p.m. Docents of the Art Society of The Duquesne Club will then lead guided tours of the club and art collection, followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room at 7:30 p.m.
David Vater’s lectures and tours for PHLF have provided an informed and revealing view of the most elegant private clubs of the Pittsburgh region, including Longue Vue Club, Fox Chapel Golf Club, Edgewood Club, Twentieth Century Club, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, and the Allegheny HYP Club.
David received his degree in architecture from the University of Kentucky and also studied at the Preservation Institute on Nantucket Island. He has served on the Board of Directors for AIA Pittsburgh’s Foundation for Architecture, The Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline, the Friends of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and Chatham Village Homes, Inc.
- $80: Members of PHLF
- $105 Non-members of PHLF (includes complimentary one-year membership in PHLF)
- For PHLF member reservations: please contact Mary Lu Denny or 412-471-5808, ext. 527
- For Duquesne Club member reservations: please contact Heather Semple at 412-560-3233.
- Parking: $5 at Smithfield Liberty Garage after 4:00 p.m. The sixth floor of the garage has direct access to the fourth floor of The Duquesne Club. Or, the Mellon Square Garage is one block from the Club (also $5 after 4:00 p.m.).