Secrets of the City: This Sunday Take A Tour to the Top of East Liberty Presbyterian Church

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…

June 1 –  Tour the Tower of East Liberty Presbyterian Church

The East Liberty Presbyterian Church tower

The East Liberty Presbyterian Church tower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

Not to be Missed! – Bach Choir of Pittsburgh presents ‘The Promise of Freedom’

Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, under the baton of Artistic Director Thomas Wesley Douglas, continues its 74th season with a not to be missed concert that examines the power of oppression and focuses on ‘The Promise of Freedom’. The concert features the Ambridge Area High School Steel Drum Band, Todd Hartman, Director. Throughout history, music has emerged from those in servitude and slavery. The traditional spiritual, music from concentration camps, even the reggae of Bob Marley, all combine to form a body of musical literature that speaks from the heart and soul of the oppressed. The Choir presents a concert of music that finds hope in the sorrow of servile circumstance.

Saturday, May 10, 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 11, 4:00 pm
East Liberty Presbyterian Church – 116 S. Highland Ave.

Tickets range in price from $10 to $25 and are on sale now from ProArts Ticket Service at 412-394-3353 or at Discounts are available to groups of 10 or more. Tickets will be also be available at the door.