Showcase Manchester

Showcase Manchester 2019

THANK YOU! This year’s event was a a success! Thank you to all our volunteers, home owners, and attendees for their participation.

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The neighborhood has grown over the years and our tour has grown with it! This year’s tour has more variety than ever. We’ll have the always popular Brandau House, a lovingly restored Victorian that has been a staple for many years. We’ll also introduce you to homes that haven’t been open to the public, in all stages of renovation. This year, though, we’ve also added gardens and two new businesses that have decided to call Manchester home – a nearly completed office-share space and local pub with family history.

You’ll also enjoy live music, a historic photo gallery, and food from Manchester residents and local businesses.

With all the new additions, we can’t call this a house tour, so welcome to the new Showcase Manchester! Come and enjoy our tour of historic homes, gardens, and businesses.

NEW for 2019: Guided Tour

The Showcase Manchester Guided Tour is new for 2019. Experience the entire tour along with neighborhood guides. These neighborhood residents will share neighborhood history, as well as their own stories of life in Manchester.

Participates in the guided tour will be greeted by their guides at a designated location – skipping the ticket and will call line. At each tour stop, the group will be allowed to explore the venue before continuing on with stories and history along the route.

This guided tour is extremely limited, so buy early! (Each ticket to the Guided Tour includes full Showcase Manchester ticket and guide book.)


1337 West North Avenue

John and Sarah Pettit had 1337 W North Avenue built between 1876 and 1877.  (Their son, Clarence, who would later build 1325 W North, stuffed a newspaper from July 4,…

1410 Pennsylvania Avenue

One of a small number of Gothic Revival houses on Pittsburgh's North Side, 1410 Pennsylvania Avenue was constructed between 1865 and 1867. Some Gothic Revival elements of the house include…

1325 W North Avenue

Clarence and Mary Dravo Pettit commissioned construction of 1325 West North Avenue in 1891. It was designed by architect Thomas Scott in the Richardsonian Romanesque style that was widely used…

1220 W North Avenue

1220 West North Avenue is a two and a half story red brick house that was built in 1892 for Isaac Wertheimer, a partner in the Asher Guckenheimer & Brothers…

1226 Sheffield Street

Charles Cooper, a factory manager, and his wife, Elizabeth, commissioned construction of 1226 Sheffield Street in 1880. The house was built in the Second Empire style, typified by its mansard…

1414 Pennsylvania Avenue

The house at 1414 Pennsylvania Avenue was built in 1875/1876 for William and Mary Lea Frazier. William was a partner in Frazier Brothers, a Manchester lumber firm that also engaged…

1339 Page Street

All available information indicates that Edwin Earl and Robert Hemiup had 1339 Page Street built in 1884. They purchased the lot in 1882 for the price of $1150. This purchase,…

1419 Sheffield Street

Historical records indicate that Robert Hood, along with his business partner, Joseph Smith, constructed a double house at 1417-1419 Sheffield Street in 1874. This house, as well as the adjacent…

1307 W North Avenue

William Fulton purchased the lots from Oliver Scaife and had 1307 and 1309 W North built between 1876 and 1877.  A family member built the rest of the row (1311…