Virtual - Pittsburgh’s Mansion: A Peek into the City’s Prominence
Mon, November 9th, 2020 @ 7:30PM EST
In the 19th century, the positioning of Pittsburgh as a major manufacturing center and the subsequent rise of the area's steel industry created a wave of prosperity.
Wealthy enclaves sprang up in the city's East End, across the river in neighboring Allegheny City, and into the countryside.
Pittsburgh's Mansions explores the stately homes of the area's prominent residents from the 1830s through the 1920s, who left their marks on the city's landscape, often contributing iconic public buildings as well as expansive private homes.
Though many of the residences have since been lost, Pittsburgh's Mansions offers a look back at the peak of the city's prominence.
Tour Host: Melanie Linn Gutowski, author of Pittsburgh's Mansions
The DOP Stories series, November 2020 - March 2021, is supported in part by: UPMC, Dollar Bank and The Benter Foundation