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May Tours and Special Events Feature a Pittsburgh “Palazzo,” Downtown’s Best, and a Mt. Lebanon Main Street

April 22, 2010

Join us in May for the following special events. For reservations contact Mary Lu Denny: or 412-471-5808, ext. 527.

“The Twentieth Century Club: Inside a Pittsburgh Palazzo”

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Where: Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland
5:30 p.m. cash bar
6:00 p.m. Lecture and Tour
7:00 p.m. Dinner
Fee: $45.00 members; $55 non-members
by Wednesday, May 5, 2010:
(Twentieth Century Club members may call the club to make reservations.)

Join us for a special lecture, tour, and dinner at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland. Architect and Landmarks’ Trustee David J. Vater will tell the story of master eclectic architect Benno Janssen and discuss the myths symbolized in the stone carving and murals during his illustrated talk, “The Twentieth Century Club: Inside a Pittsburgh Palazzo.”

Participants will tour the 1910 building concealed inside the 1930 addition and see one of the city’s finest remaining Art Deco ballrooms.

Dinner will be served in the Georgian Revival dining room; entree choices are orange roughy with lemon sauce, petite filet of beef steak with Marsala mushroom sauce, or a signature (vegetarian) pasta dish from the chef.

This event follows in the tradition of PHLF’s tours of private clubs: we have held similar, well-attended events at Longue Vue Club (Janssen & Cocken, 1924-25), Oakmont Country Club, Fox Chapel Golf Club, and Edgewood Club.

Downtown Pittsburgh Grant Street Walking Tour

Dates: Every Friday in May––7, 14, 21, 28
: Meet on Grant Street near Sixth Avenue, at the Omni William Penn Hotel entrance
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
: FREE (contributions welcome)
RSVP: Reservations are appreciated the day before the tour:

The Grant Street walk has it all: in a fast-paced tour you’ll see some of Pittsburgh’s most significant architectural landmarks, green spaces, and skyscrapers, and you’ll hear about a military defeat and triumph and the lowering of Grant’s Hill. The same tour is offered every Friday in May. Join us and get to know downtown better.

Mt. Lebanon: First in a Series of Saturday “Car Free” Walking Tours

Date: Saturday, May 29
: Meet at the clock on Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon (at the stair entrance to the “T”)
: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: FREE (contributions welcome)
RSVP: Reservations are required by May 26:

Karen Cahall, PHLF’s education coordinator and Mt. Lebanon resident, and Eric Milliron, Mt. Lebanon commercial districts manager, will share information about significant historical events and current developments along Washington Road.

You’ll be able to tour the Art Deco Municipal Building and Public Safety Building and peek into lots of main street businesses. This SATURDAY walking tour is offered in cooperation with Car Free Fridays and BikePGH! Ride the bus or take the “T” to Mt. Lebanon and enjoy the walk.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633