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SOLD OUT | Walking Historic Lawrenceville: The New and Old

Sunday, April 24 | 10:00 am 11:30 am

Lawrenceville is full of history, beautiful architecture, and hidden gems. Experience this vibrant neighborhood from a unique perspective featuring the past, present, and future with tour host, Jay Steele.

Visit Arsenal Middle School, one of the test sites for Salk’s polio vaccinations. Learn the history behind the stained-glass windows at the PNC Bank building on Butler Street. See one of the oldest active congregations at the Zion Baptist Church. Discover a gift from Henry Phipps. Watch this ever-changing, dynamic neighborhood come to life through its history and architecture.


Jay Steele is a retired adjunct professor of Health and Physical Education at CCAC. He is a Pittsburgh native, born and raised in the Observatory Hill section of the Northside. He currently lives in Ross Township with his wife, Carol.

Jay continues to teach historical walking courses/tours for CCAC and the Pitt and CMU Osher programs. In addition, he has been a tour guide for DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation.

Jay’s walking tours and classes have been developed throughout the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and combine his love of exercise, Western Pennsylvania history, and architecture.

TOUR STARTS/ENDS: Corner of Butler & 40th at Arsenal Middle School, 3900 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

  • This is a walking tour: 1-2 miles of walking
  • Restrooms are available
  • Photography is allowed
  • Other: A face mask may be needed for parts of the tour.

This tour is brought to you in part by The Fine Foundation, Koppers, and Dollar Bank.

Dollar Bank Logo 2021

Tour Dates:

April 24, 2022

10:00am – 11:30am

And remember to use #BeNebby in your social media posts before, during and after this tour!

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