Carnegie Mellon University

Located adjacent to Schenley Park. Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie, today the institution is made up of 7 colleges. Tours of campus available during the summer months.

Lawrenceville Neighborhood Revitalization

At one time, this industrial neighborhood was home to steel mills and a Civil War-era arsenal for the Union Army. Now it's a place where young artists and old Pittsburghers live peacefully side-by-side. In recent years, 20-somethings have been...  Read More

Commons Room in the Cathedral of Learning

The center of the University of Pittsburgh's campus is a 42-story Gothic-styled structure known as The Cathedral of Learning. The entrance to the educational facility is a three-story room with slate floors, columns, arches, and a massive...  Read More

Like most metropolitan areas, Pittsburgh is a city of concrete and steel with a complex urban landscape. The creative people at The Sprout Fund have developed a plan to make this backdrop more aesthetically pleasing by peppering the city with...  Read More

Considered one of architect Henry Hobson Richardson's greatest works, this magnificent Romanesque-style structure occupies two square city blocks. The Bridge of Sighs, where convicts traversed from court to prison, is just part of this National...  Read More

Mexican War Streets
Photo courtesy of jim orsini

These streets were named for battle sites of the Mexican-American War including Palo, Alto, Monterey, Buena Vista; and heroes like Jackson and Taylor. Many of the homes in the area are of the pre-Civil war Greek revival style. An annual house...  Read More

Strip District
Strip District

Bounded by Penn Avenue and Smallman Street from 16th to 22th Street. On weekends during the day, this area is lined with farmers' booths selling fresh produce and imported foods. Meanwhile the interesting shops along Penn Avenue are congested...  Read More

Located on a 132-acre campus, the University of Pittsburgh is home to several notable monuments. Be sure to see the Heinz Memorial Chapel (412-624-4157), a grand French Gothic structure with tall stained glass windows. Another interesting site,...  Read More

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