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January 13, 2016

Go Outside and Play!

In turn of the century Pittsburgh, many children, especially in the poorer sections of the city, had no green space in which to play and when taken to a playground, didn’t know what to do. In this Food & Fitness blog, learn how Pittsburgh transformed its urban areas and provided outdoor space for children.

December 9, 2015

Holiday Windows in Downtown Pittsburgh

What are your favorite holiday memories? For many Pittsburghers, a visit to the animated windows of the city’s department stores once defined the holiday season. Through the 1980s, Kaufmann’s, Joseph Horne Company, Gimbels, and, until 1958, Boggs & Buhl on the Northside, competed furiously to unveil the “must see” windows of the year.

November 4, 2015

Tic Toc, the Arcade Bakery, & Kaufmann’s Department Store

While Kaufmann’s displayed a vast selection of consumer goods, the store also boasted an impressive array of food services, including the Tic Toc Restaurant and the Arcade Bakery.