Thursday, February 23
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
This tour will be conducted via Zoom Conference.
Click here to purchase a ticket. (Because this is a virtual event, please disregard the QR code information in the ticket e-mailed to you.)
You will receive an e-mail with a link to the Zoom event on February 23. (Tickets will not be available after 9:00 am on the day of the event.) Please log in at 5:45 pm so that we can start the tour on time.
The Penn-Liberty corridor in Downtown Pittsburgh was an important retail and commercial center in the 19th and early 20th centuries, featuring excellent examples of early skyscrapers standing cheek-by-jowl with more modest structures. Today, after a decades-long period of decline in the mid-20th century, it is the site of a thriving arts scene, much of it housed in stunning historic buildings that have been restored and creatively repurposed.
In addition to seeing many such examples of historic preservation in action, tour participants will learn of the crucial roles of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and PHLF in creating what has been called the country’s “most impressive and successful” example of urban economic revitalization through the arts.