700 Mansfield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone: (412) 279-6300
Fax: (412) 279-4993
Beth El Congregation serves the spiritual and religious needs of the Jewish community in South Hills. The synagogue aims to go beyond just being a place of worship, to instead being a social, educational as well as a religious space where the community can congregate. In this regard, the synagogue has numerous programs and organizes numerous events for the benefit of the community. Check website for more information.
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.
A historic community nestled in the bustling City of Pittsburg, the Chatham Village is certainly a historical area. Evolved in 1930s, Clarence Stein and Henry Wright designed this district. Though targeted to be an affordable housing option, it soon attracted affluent residents owing to the beautiful town plan. It featured in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
St. Clair Hospital is a 308-bed facility that offers care in pediatrics, family practice, gynecology/obstetrics, surgery, emergency medicine and psychiatry. The hospital offers a variety of educational programs and support groups for the public.
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.
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.
The St. Mary of Mercy Parish church has come to be a center of religious activity in Downtown Pittsburgh. Although the parish itself has few members, the church is frequented by visitors, and those who work or study in the area. Mass is offered on weekdays at 6:30a, 7:30 and noon, on Saturdays at noon and 5p, and on Sundays at 7:30a, 9:30a and noon. All are welcome to attend mass or stop by during the day to engage in quiet contemplation or prayer. Housed within a beautifully designed building, the church offers a tranquil sanctuary for quiet reflection amidst the hustle and bustle of Downtown. The noon masses are televised in order to reach out to a wider audience and to those who are unable to attend in person.
The second largest city in Pennsylvania and the seat of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh is located at the junction of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers. Pittsburgh is known as "The Steel City" because it is home to over 300 different steel-related businesses. The moniker also lends itself to the city's football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, who won their sixth Super Bowl in 2009. The city's other sports teams include the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball, and the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. Pittsburgh is also renowned for its innovative architecture, as it is home to the world's first movie theatre, roughly 450 bridges, and 10 of the world's first green buildings.
Kayak Pittsburgh is often sought by the adventure-seeking tourist and locals of the city. Offering great packages at reasonable prices, they ensure that you have a great, fun time with friends and family. A part of Venture Outdoors, an organization that offers fantastic guided tours and tourist experiences in like rock climbing, canoeing, biking, hiking and much more, Kayak Pittsburgh makes for a wonderful, thrilling experience.
The Dollar Bank is a national bank for individuals and corporate customers with several branches across Pennsylvania and Ohio. The Pennsylvania headquarters is in downtown Pittsburgh in a splendid Beaux Arts building. This building is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
The history of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh can be traced all the way back to 1773. The congregation originally gathered for prayer and worship within a simple log structure, before its growing size could no longer be accommodated within the humble structure. The current church building was constructed in 1903 and is the fourth to have been built for the First Presbyterian Church. Although the building itself is replete with elegant and intricate architectural details, what it is best known for is its impressive collection of over 250 stained glass and leaded windows.Most notable of these are the 13 windows designed and installed by the Tiffany studios, and known for their intricate detail, vivid colors and realistic depictions. Guided tours of the church are conducted each Sunday after the 10:45a service, and group bookings can be made as well. Although a popular tourist destination, the church is first and foremost an active place of worship, where faith in Christ and belief in the Bible as God's word form the basis for all worship. Through worship and prayer, the church members strive to over come their inherent human faults and live a life that is dedicated to the welfare of others.
The Trinity Cathedral is immediately visible from anywhere on Sixth Avenue. Inspired by 14-century English style, Architect Gordon Lloyd of Detroit built this Gothic edifice in 1871. Although the church was partially destroyed by fire in 1969, the interior continues to reflect a Victorian style. In addition to a historic courtyard, the cemetery houses some of the oldest graves in Pittsburgh. Although it may seem slightly out of keeping with the cathedral's past, the building hosts concerts in the spring and fall.