Pittsburgh's ‘American Rust Belt Past' lives on throughout the city. The rebirth and revitalization supported by both the Tech and Art industry has seen new life given to old abandoned buildings. Like any American industrial town, Pittsburgh has a deep religious history where ornate Romanesque and Gothic chapels, churches, and cathedrals rose in nearly every corner of the city. After the steel industry collapse and a population exodus, many of these churches stood empty. Now as the city rebuilds, these old buildings find new secular uses.
Explore some of Pittsburgh's most interesting adapted churches turned into bars, restaurants, museums, art spaces, and community centers. This will be followed by a reception.
Instructions: Transportation is provided. The tour bus meets at the Omni William Penn at 12:50PM. This tour involves touring Historic locations in Pittsburgh that may not comply with ADA standards. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and/or a snack if needed.