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Fifth Avenue by the Numbers

May 14, 2022 - May 14, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fifth Avenue Lofts
1800 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Numbers gambling arrived in Pittsburgh in the mid-1920s and took hold in the Hill District. During that time, gambling entrepreneurs helped make numbers an iconic part of Pittsburgh’s informal economy and social history for most of the twentieth century.

Join David Rotenstein and visit sites once used by Pittsburgh’s numbers gambling barons. The Uptown sites featured in this tour include places where numbers bankers, writers, and runners spent their time. See the places where they worked, played, lived, and dined.

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