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Mexican War Streets Walking Tour

May 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In Allegheny Commons, across from St. Peter’s Church
720 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

You’ll learn about the history of the area, including the creation of Allegheny Commons and the Mexican War Streets, and become familiar with Victorian styles and terminology. You’ll hear how two organizations––the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and Mexican War Streets Society––used preservation strategies to reverse neighborhood decline and disinvestment. You’ll also hear how imaginative individuals have creatively repurposed historic structures to create the Mattress Factory and City of Asylum/Alphabet City––both nationally recognized centers for the arts––and the artful world of Randyland.

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