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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.

September 18, 2015

A “Great Base Ball Tournament”

The long-forgotten “Great Base Ball Tournament” played Sept. 18 and 19, 1865 marked the first time an out-of-town club visited the area, the first time a bleacher structure was built for fan seating locally, and likely the first time fans were charged admission to see a game.