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Church Tour - Tuesday October 15th

Pittsburgh’s 88 distinctive ethnic neighborhoods reflect the architecture of their communities and churches.  Come with us as we venture through Old Allegheny, Polish Hill and Oakland.  It will be a treat to see churches that have received both a City Historic District designation and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places such as the Emmanuel Episcopal Church (1886) .  Emmanuel is sometimes referred to as the “Baked Oven Church” and was among the final masterworks of one of America’s greatest 19th century architects – Henry Hobson Richardson.  Please observe the difference in ambiance as we travel from one community to another.  Once in Oakland, we will stop at Heinz Memorial Chapel which was built by the H.J. Heinz Family to be used by all faiths.  With its high-pitched vaults, pointed arches and attenuated stone buttresses, the Chapel stands as one of the foremost modern examples of French-Gothic architecture in the United States and contains 23 stained-glass windows. 

This is a must see for the lover of history, architecture and the inquisitive!

1:00 PM   Depart from OMNI William Penn

4:30 PM   Return from tour

Cost: $30Advance/$35 Conference per person includes transportation, admissions, step-on-guide

Meeting Location: Tour Bus departure location.