Start Location: 501 Penn Ave, Joseph Horne's building
End Location: 400 Fifth Ave, Kaufmann's building
Time Length: 60-90 minutes
Distance (miles): 0.6 miles
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Restrooms Available: YesGet Tickets
Cost: $20Building Description:
Where are five Department Stores in downtown Pittsburgh?
You'll see them on this tour. You'll recognize their
architectural features and learn about these turn of the Century marvels.
They led the way in the development of Pittsburgh. Joseph Hornes,
McCreerys, Gimbels, Frank and Seder's, and Kaufmann's, now have been “repurposed” and they are starting their
buildings were the cultural institutions of their hayday (about
1900-1930). The movers and shakers of Pittsburgh curated their
wares, and all types people flocked to them. The owners not only carried a full line of
merchandise, but made special efforts to provide the customers with special
Colorful historical tales will be told and the rich
architectural features will be examined. Participants will have the unique
experience of going into several of the these stores and pondering their reuse
Proceeds from this tour will benefit Preservation Pittsburgh a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to preservation of our region's historic, architectural, cultural and environmental heritage.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
TOUR HOST: Preservation Pittsburgh
TOUR START: Joseph Hornes, 501 Penn Ave.