PHLF Automobile Row Walking Tour (Baum Boulevard)


05/05/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Baum Blvd adn South Euclid Street in East Liberty


Discover the fascinating history hidden in plain sight along an unlovely stretch of road in Pittsburgh's East End.  You'll hear about Pittsburgh's role in automotive history, from its earliest days as Motor City to the development of the self-driving cars, and its role in the petroleum industry and the corresponding development of a car culture.  The Lincoln Highway, symbolizing emancipation and adventure and providing a prototype for roadside commercial design, and Luna Park will complete the story that our docent will tell as you explore the Bloomfield/Friendship area.

Registration is limited to 10 people and advance paid reservations are required.  Paid reservations by Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Fee: members $10; non-members $20‚Äč

Meeting Location: Southwest corner of Baum Blvd and South Euclid Avenue in East Liberty (Pittsburgh, PA 15206)

Ending location: Baum Blvd and South Euclid Avenue in East Liberty (Pittsburgh, PA 15206)

Note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time.  The guide will set a brisk walking-tour pace.  The terrain is relatively flat but the sidewalks are uneven at times.  The total waking tour distance is about 3 miles although participants may ride the bus back to the starting point after the first mile and a half.  Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  There are no restroom breaks during this tour.

Parking: There is a public lot between Baum Blvd and South Beatty Street in Easy Liberty, within sight of the meeting spot.  Free on-street parking is also available on side streets.

For More Information Regarding This Event

Mary Lu Denny

412-471-5808 ext 527