Obscure Pittsburgh

Obscure Pittsburgh

Did you know the ball in Pittsburgh goes up instead of down?

Join DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh and storyteller Chris Whitlatch as he shares the obscure holiday traditions of Pittsburgh along with other stories you may not have heard before.

What do a scary face, a shrine to traffic, columns that reveal a past, a car that got a second life and Snoopy all have in common?  They are obscure sites in Pittsburgh that you can explore.

Explore your city further; Obscure Pittsburgh will take you to places you may not know existed.

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This story was recorded on December 7, 2021.

Your Storyteller

Christopher Whitlatch currently works for the International Rhino Foundation, helping to save the five species of rhinos in the wild.

In his spare time, he likes to tell stories about Pittsburgh, especially of the notorious kind. He is also proud to serve on the DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh Board of Directors.

He has a degree in journalism and mass communications from New York University. Christopher’s passions are nature, wildlife, toys, and stories. He plans to release his first book of stories in 2022.


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