Tuesday, June 15
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
This tour will be conducted via Zoom Conference. Click here to purchase a ticket to RSVP and you will receive a login e-mail on June 15. Please log in at 5:45 pm to allow us enough time to let you into the tour.
When Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation initiated its Birmingham Self-Help Community Restoration Program in the South Side in 1968, it started a profoundly consequential relationship with the neighborhood. Dozens of old buildings were renovated; a long stretch of East Carson Street was designated both a local and national historic district; the business district became part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street program; and PHLF became a partner in a state tax incentive program that contributed substantially to the South Side’s economic revival.
More than fifty years later, the buildings that first inspired PHLF to work in the South Side still give it a distinctive character; at the same time, much has changed. Encompassing both the South Side’s historic core and its farthest reaches to the west and east, this tour shows that historic buildings and contemporary planning and design can live companionably to sustain a neighborhood.