Welcome to the Wharton Club of Western Pennsylvania - Downtown Pittsburgh Architectural Walking Tour

 
  
The Wharton Club of Western Pennsylvania - Downtown Pittsburgh Architectural Walking Tour
   

Downtown Pittsburgh Architectural Walking Tour

Architectural Tour with Al Tannler, Director of Historical Collections Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Western Pennsylvania will be sponsoring  an architectural walking tour of downtown Pittsburgh hosted by Al Tannler, Historical Collections Director at the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (www.phlf.org). The Tour will begin promptly at the City-County Buidling at 414 Grant Street in front of the Monument (Statue) of former Pittsburgh Mayor Richard S.  Caliguiri.

Parking is available at the surface lot at the corner of Grant and Forbes across from the City-County Building. Additional parking locations nearby include the Oxford Centre Garage and the Macy's Department Store Garage.

For those of you caught in the rain soaked version in May, you can attend at no charge.  Please contact Donald Bonk to confirm your participation by contacting him at donald.m.bonk.c92@alumni.upenn.edu or by mobile phone at 814-244-7888

When: 10:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2nd, 2010.  The tour begins promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Registration and Cost Information
$15 per person for Penn and Wharton Club Members and their guests
$20 per person for other Ivy League alumni and their guests

Click here to buy tickets online. Please register by Monday, September 20th, 2010.  
 
Please Note: 
If you are joining us for the architectural walking tour, please plan to arrive at the City-County Building by 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010; we will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. from our departure point next the Monument (Statue) of former Pittsburgh Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri.


Please see a brief biography for the leader of our walking tour, Mr. Albert M. Tannler, below:
 
Albert M. Tannler has been Historical Collections Director of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation since January 1991. He writes on the history of architecture and the decorative arts in Western Pennsylvania and oversees the operation of the James D. Van Trump Library and the Frank B. Fairbanks Rail Transportation Archive.
 
Mr. Tannler is the author of A List of Buildings and Architects in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County 1950-2005, 3rd edition (2005), Pittsburgh’s Landmark Architecture 1785-1950: A Concise Bibliography (1994), and Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail Walking Tour (2007).
 
Mr. Tannler has explicated what Pittsburgh Post-Gazette critic Patricia Lowry has called “Pittsburgh’s great treasury of historic stained glass” in Charles J. Connick: His Education and His Windows in and near Pittsburgh (2008), William Willet in Pittsburgh 1897-1913: A Research Compendium (2005), and in articles and book reviews in The Journal of Stained Glass {British Society of Master Glass Painters}, and other publications.
 
He contributed to African American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary 1865-1945 (Routledge, 2004). He has co-edited several books published by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.
 
He has lectured for the Decorative Arts Trust, the Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Boston Back Bay Historical Society, and the Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Foundation Ltd., Boston.
 
We look forward to seeing you on this learning adventure!
 
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Donald Bonk, President of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Western PA via email at donald.m.bonk.c92@alumni.upenn.edu or by mobile phone at 814-244-7888.





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