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Squirrel Hill By The Numbers

1648 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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Squirrel Hill by the Numbers explores the hidden world of Pittsburgh's notorious Jewish numbers syndicate. The tour visits the fashionable homes where numbers barons lived and plied their trade. Between the 1930s and 1960s, federal and local law enforcement officers raided many of these sites. Additional stops include popular clubs and eateries where the city's top echelon of numbers bankers socialized, strategized, and gambled themselves; all nestled among the neighborhood’s culturally rich and historical architecture.


Participants are encouraged to bring a smartphone to view supplemental images during the tour. Participants will be asked to scan a QR code to access the images during the tour. These images will NOT be available for use immediately following the tour.


Tour Host: Dr. David Rotenstein is a public historian and folklorist. He has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked in public history and historic preservation for more than 35 years.


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WT Squirrel Hill Numbers
1648 Shady Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-583-1524