Saturday, October 29
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
$20.00 per person
This is an in-person tour and is limited to 20 participants. (Tickets will not be available after October 28.)
Pittsburgh’s East Allegheny neighborhood was nicknamed Deutschtown because most of the area’s early settlers were from Germany. (“Deutschtown” literally means “Germantown.”) Joining them were large numbers from Switzerland, Austria, and Croatia. By the late 19th century, it was a thriving community with established businesses and institutions. Although a 1970s interstate highway project bisected the Deutschtown area, causing the demolition of buildings and displacement of hundreds of people, the community retains a large part of its historic architectural fabric.
Join our docents as they reveal the rich history of this eclectic neighborhood. The tour will take participants through the Deutschtown Historic District and the E. Ohio Street business district, which lie in the western half of the neighborhood. It includes a wide range of building types, from well-preserved historic homes to old structures repurposed for contemporary uses—and an Elks Lodge that hosts the Pittsburgh Banjo Club every week.