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Squirrel Hill by the Numbers explores the hidden world of Pittsburgh’s notorious Jewish numbers syndicate. The tour, lead by Dr. David Rotenstein, 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 Squirrel Hill 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.
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DATES/TIMES: Saturday, November 13, 10 am to 12:30 pm | Sunday, November 14, 10 am to 12:30 pm
TOUR STARTS/ENDS: Forbes-Shady Parking Lot, 1648 Shady Avenue
DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh follows CDC guidelines for the safety of our ticketholders; in addition, we do require a mask for entry to any building that requires a mask be worn–regardless of vaccination status.
Photography is allowed. Tour content is not suitable for children under 18. This is a walking tour, 1-2 total miles of walking. There are parts of the tour that are not wheelchair accessible.
You are encouraged to bring a smartphone to view supplemental images during the tour. Your 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.
Dr. David Rotenstein is a public historian and folklorist. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked in public history and historic preservation for more than 35 years.