Friday, September 7, 2012

victorian war streets of pittsburgh

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The Mexican War Streets is a district of houses within the North Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  It's well known for its gorgeously restored Victorian-era rowhouses.  Built in the former Allegheny City, these houses were once stately homes for the wealthy.

The Mexican War Streets were laid out between 1848 and 1855 and named after generals and battles of the  Mexican-American War.

For those in the Pittsburgh area this weekend, you can see these houses for yourself when the 43rd annual House & Garden Tour of the Mexican War Streets occurs, according to the Mexican War Streets Historical Society's website:
Join us for the Forty-Third Annual House & Garden in the historic Mexican War Streets.

Sunday, September 9
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
$18 advance • $20 day of tour
Groups of 10 or more $15 per person
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This year’s tour features an exciting selection of homes and gardens with a wide range of decorating sensibilities and features, thanks to all the wonderful neighbors who open up their homes.

In addition to the tour homes and gardens, Monterey Street hosts a free midway with antique cars, vendors and artists, and food from local restaurants.

For those who are interested in historical homes, this tour should prove to be a treat.

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