Beyond the No Outlet Sign: Private Spaces in Public Places

Beyond the No Outlet Sign: Private Spaces in Public Places

How many times while driving around Pittsburgh have you seen a street sign which states No Outlet? Pittsburgh may lead the country with the number of dead-end streets. Many are caused by the hilly terrain where the street may end at a cliff. Yet others are created to end on purpose.

This tour will reveal several purposeful dead-end streets located in the East End, which were carved out of neighborhoods to form highly desirable living places. Many of us pass by these streets every day and never venture down them. Join DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh and Robert Jucha as we look down some of these streets to see what lies beyond the No Outlet sign.

This story was recorded on February 21, 2022.

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Robert Jucha has participated as a volunteer docent for the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation for 13 years.  During that time he has given numerous walking tours of Downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland and Shadyside.

In addition to his work with the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Mr. Jucha has also taught classes on Pittsburgh architecture and neighborhood histories at both CMU Osher and Pitt Osher.

DOORS OPEN Team

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