PHLF Firstside Area Walking Tour


10/18/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


453 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


‚ÄčOne of the five National-Register Historic Districts in Downtown Pittsburgh, Firstside includes a handsome mix of architecturally significant buildings from the 1850s through the 1930s.  We'll visit the Distrikt Hotel in the former Salvation Army building, several locally owned businesses on Market Street and First Avenue, and the Waterfront Building and Fort Pitt Commons, both with dramatic interiors.  You'll hear how this area was rebuilt after Pittsburgh's Great Fire of 1845 and how the steeply sloped cobblestone Monongahela Wharf gave way to the Parkway. 

Meeting location: 453 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Distrikt Hotel Pittsburgh near the sign for "or, the Whale" at the corner of Grant Street and Boulevard of the Allies

Ending location: 400 block, First Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (outside the First Avenue entrance to the Fort Pitt Commons building)

Advance paid reservations are required by Friday, October 12, 2018

Fee: $15 for PHLF members; $40 for non-members (includes a one-year complimentary membership in PHLF)

Registration is limited to 30 people

Please note: Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour time.  The walk is on flat land, although the sidewalks are uneven at times.  Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

For More Information Regarding This Event

Mary Lu Denny

412.471.5808 ext 527