2019 Black History Tour

Below is a list of buildings that were open during DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh January 2019 Black History Tour. You can click each building to browse and learn more about the experience visitors had.

August Wilson Center – Downtown
(only open 1:45pm -2:30pm)
Named for the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright August Wilson, The August Wilson Cultural Center's mission is to uphold the legacy of August Wilson by presenting, documenting and celebrating African A...
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Bethel AME Church – Uptown
Organized in 1818 by three Freedmen, this church is noted as the first AME African American Church in Pittsburgh, and reportedly held the first schoolhouse in Pittsburgh as well. After the Great fire ...
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Brown Chapel AME Church – Central Northside
Organized in 1837-38 and the second AME congregation. The current Gothic Revival church was built in 1903 to accommodate the expanding congregation. The church has sustained based on the Founders miss...
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Dollar Bank – Downtown
The bus tour begins at Dollar Bank, at 340 Fourth Avenue. Founded in 1855 by Charles Colton, Dollar Bank was created as a community bank where everyday workers could open a savings account with as lit...
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St James AME Church – East Liberty
Organized in 1866, it was one of the earliest African American churches in the east End of Pittsburgh. The current structure is Romanesque, and represents the fourth buildings to house the congregatio...
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