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There is plenty to do on the 1,290-acre Settler's Cabin County Park. The favorite site is the wave pool, but there are also diving pools and tennis courts. The park's most unique feature is the Settler's Cabin, which was built in 1970 on the site of the Glass-Walker-Ewing house. The house was established as part of the original land-grant program. Plans are being discussed to use 400 acres for a botanical garden.
This sports center is part of Robert Morris University and home to RMU Colonials ice hockey team. Built in 1998, the place hosts a gamut of activities—figure skating, golf, athletic training, fitness center, public skating, and of course, ice hockey. While visitors can come for recreational purposes, RMUISC also offers training and instruction. The place rents out the premises for corporate and kiddie parties.
The Davis Island Lock and Dam Site is the location of the Davis Island Lock and Dam that was built on the Ohio River. Its rolling lock gate was an exemplary idea that was followed while constructing other dams. Once, the Emsworth Locks and Dams came into existence, this dam was no longer needed. The dam site is now incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places.
Brunot Island may be small in size, but it's history is larger than one might think. Planted directly in the middle of the Ohio River, the 129 acre island was named for Dr. Felix Brunot after he settled on the island with his family in the late 18th Century. The family hosted the Lewis and Clark expedition in the summer of 1803 as they continued to their departure point of St. Louis. The island also hosted a small dirt race track for about a decade in the early 20th Century until the land was purchased to construct a power plant, accessible only by rail line and elevated pedestrian walkway.
The West End Bridge is a distinguished steel bowstring arch bridge that connects Pittsburgh's localities of West End and Chateau. Included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, it is also known as the Allegheny County Bridge.
Stretching from Hampshire Avenue to Coast Avenue in Pittsburg, Canton Avenue is not a regular pathway. It is in fact, the steepest public street in the United States. Stretching across 630 feet (192), this street couldn't beat New Zealand's Baldwin Street to attain the 'World's Steepest Street' title. Canton Avenue is a cobbled pathway that is a venue for Pittsburgh's annual bike race Dirty Dozen. Cycling upwards on this street may be a herculean task, but do give it a try.
Constructed in 1886, Emmanuel Episcopal Church is notable for its unique architecture. The simple facade and exteriors of the church building are a far cry from the often extravagant architecture found on churches from the period. Despite this, the building is noted among architecture enthusiasts its fine brickwork, and is an enduring legacy of the famous architect H.H. Richardson. The church interiors though, are an eye-catching affair, with historic mosaics and beautiful stained glass. Call ahead for information on visiting.
Built in 1895, the magnificent Calvary United Methodist Church is an eye-catching monument, and one of the finest historical churches in the city. The church building, with its striking spires and intricate carving and details is a delight for enthusiasts of classical architecture. The church interiors are no less beautiful, with the restored Tiffany windows demanding your attention. The church houses an active congregation, with regular worship services, community events and outreach ministries. Check website for more information.
Located within the Carnegie Science Center, the Sports Work Center strives to inspire life-long learning about sports and the science behind it. Three thematic areas offer interactive experiences for visitors, including learning the benefits of an active lifestyle, scaling a rock wall and perfecting your fast pitch. The center is perfect for every age level and offers a fascinating perspective on the world of sports.
Riverview Park sits on a hillside on the North Side of Pittsburgh. The park features a public pool, tennis courts, play areas and ball fields. The Allegheny Observatory, home to the University of Pittsburgh's 13-inch telescope, is also located here. The observatory is open to the public one day each October.
Nestled in Pittsburgh's Allegheny neighborhood, the Byers Hall, was the former residence of Alexander M. Byers, along with an adjoining building occupied by his daughter, Mrs. J. Denniston Lyons. Designed by the Alden & Harlow firm, this structure was established in 1898 as Byers-Lyons House. The entire building features contrasting styles; Byers' side reflects Victorian architecture, while the Lyons' portion Edwardian. Byers Hall currently functions as the administrative building of the Community College of Allegheny County.
Located on the North Shore Drive, this statue is dedicated one of the most loved TV personalities of all time, Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood fame. Created by Robert Berks, who is rumored to have been Mr. Roger's favorite sculptor, this bronze structure towers 11 feet (3.35 meters) tall and depicts Rogers smiling as he ties his shoe.