One of the most interesting tours I have taken in Pittsburgh – also offers a spectacular view. Back in June of 2012 I happened to be at East Liberty Presbyterian Church they day they were offering a tour of the entire church – all the way up to the very top.
I am sure I took some photos of East Liberty from the top of the church
, but I can’t find them. It took some digging – but I found one of the photos I tweeted from the tour…
Guess where I took this photo of East Liberty from? pic.twitter.com/KqKPmRwz
— I heart PGH (@iheartpgh) June 24, 2012
June 1 – Tour the Tower of East Liberty Presbyterian Church
This Sunday, June 1, 2014, East Liberty Presbyterian Church will be offering another tour of the building.
ELPC Tower Tour – June 1, 12:15pm
Do you want to scale the ELPC steeple and enjoy the tower and the view that it offers? You have an
opportunity to do so on Sun., June 1, at 12:15 pm.
Architect and ELPC Property Chairman Bruce Pollock will be our host for a climb to the top. Meet at the Hospitality Desk following our 11 am worship service. Wear slacks and comfortable shoes.
The tour will last for an hour, after which, there will be a 45-minute tour of the Sanctuary and Chapel.
Some tips for the tour:
- Wear walking shoes – you will be walking up many steps
- The tour starts at the Hospitality Desk – which is right inside the door on Highland Avenue.
- Street parking is free on Sunday
If you go, please share some photos with us!
More About East Liberty – A History of the Highland Building
One of the other things I shared on twitter in June of 2012 was a link to this blog post on Building Pittsburgh about about the Highland Building, which is located directly across the street from the church. In the past 2 years, the Highland Building has been completely renovated and is now an apartment building.
- Pittsburgh project uses art to spread King’s message (post-gazette.com)
- East Liberty Presbyterian Church & the East End (pittsburghfellowsblog.wordpress.com)
- A Pittsburgh pilgrimage: A new book visits 36 houses of worship (post-gazette.com)