A Brief History of Observatory Hill

history of Observatory Hill

Another neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s Northside, Observatory Hill boasts a population of 14,000. The history of Observatory Hill is shown through the many large mansions from the 1800s still standing in the neighborhood today. There is an annual historical house tour of the homes called the Observatory Hill Annual House Tour. The house tour has included in the past a mobile stage, hands on activities from the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and the Mattress Factory and a storymobile from Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh. In addition to the homes, there is a vibrant business district, the Allegheny Observatory and a park called Riverview Park.

Fast Facts about Observatory Hill

history of Observatory Hill

Observatory Hill is full of homeowners who just bought houses and those who have been in the neighborhood for decades. They have a community organization called Observatory Hill, Inc. The organization talks about all the neighborhood has to offer its residents, from affordable homes to green space to closeness to downtown. Observatory Hill is also home to the Allegheny Observatory, one of the major astronomical research centers of the world. Go and get your inner La La Land on at the observatory and observe the stars. Riverview Park in Observatory Hill is home to a summer jazz concert series for free 90-minute sets.

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