2019 Walking Tour
September 22, 2019
This year’s annual LHS walking tour will explore the history of Lower Lawrenceville. The free 1½ hour walking tour will start on the corner of 34th and Liberty Avenue (across from the Iron City plant) at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 22nd. In addition to looking at old favorites, this year’s tour will examine new sites — including two recently erected monuments. The tour will end at the Washington Crossing Bridge. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Rain date is set for Sunday, September 29th at the same place and time.
2019 Lecture Series
Lectures are on the third Wednesday of the month (except when noted) in Lawrenceville’s Carnegie Library at 279 Fisk Street. Starting time is 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact us at our e-mail address: Foster15201@gmail.com.
July 17, 2019
Elisabeth Roark, Ph.D., of Chatham University, shares her knowledge of the Porter monument in Allegheny Cemetery, a larger-than-life bronze angel backed by a 20-foot granite cross. She explores its origins in Milan, Italy; its sculptor, Enrico Butti; the commission that brought it to Pittsburgh in 1884; the fate of Butti’s marble original; and its reconstruction in bronze in the 1930s.
September 18, 2019
Melanie Linn Gutowski takes us on a PowerPoint tour of prominent family homes from Pittsburgh’s 19th century industrial boom era as featured in her book, Pittsburgh’s Mansions from Arcadia Publishing. Heinz, Frick, and Mellon are among the familiar families featured.