home improvement http://wesa.fm en Touring Historic Homes in Observatory Hill http://wesa.fm/post/touring-historic-homes-observatory-hill <p>Observatory Hill is a neighborhood just past Pittsburgh’s North Shore, on the eastern rim of <a href="http://www.pittsburghparks.org/riverview">Riverview Park</a>. It’s named for its most prominent landmark, the <a href="http://www.pitt.edu/~aobsvtry/">Allegheny Observatory</a>, part of the University of Pittsburgh. Like many Pittsburgh neighborhoods, the area boasts a range of architectural home styles from the first half of the 20th century. Many have been beautifully restored. Each year, members of the <a href="http://www.observatoryhill.net/">Observatory Hill community</a> open their homes for a historic house tour. It's one of several in the city of Pittsburgh and serves as part community fundraiser, part history lesson and part renovation inspiration. Fri, 31 May 2013 00:35:56 +0000 Heather McClain & Marcus Charleston 10520 at http://wesa.fm Touring Historic Homes in Observatory Hill