History of Penn Avenue

As one of Pittsburgh’s most prominent and historic arterial streets, this 8 mile expanse stretches across the city and encompasses many distinct, thriving neighborhoods. Running parallel to the Allegheny River, in the 19th and early 20th century the street was a popular destination for industrial development. Mills, foundries and factories sprung up along Penn Avenue, forming the backbone of the United States most industrious city. In response to the economic prosperity of these businesses, the area became a cultural center for entertainment and retail, featuring some of the nation’s most distinguished theaters and venues.


Decades later, as Pittsburgh’s steel-based economy began to deteriorate, the area fell on tough times. Factories and mills closed. There was less money to spend, and commercial and residential business suffered as a result. But within the last two decades, the city’s Cultural Trust has put forth countless hours and millions of dollars to rehabilitate the area through culture. Arts, music and performance has rejuvenated the region, sparking a cultural renaissance that has attracted a burgeoning commercial real estate market and restored the neighborhood as a hub of culture and creativity. Now the Cultural District, a 14-block expanse of Penn Avenue, is Pittsburgh’s most in-demand neighborhood for leasers. And Lando Lofts, at 909 Penn Avenue, is right in the heart of it.


For those seeking a downtown loft apartment with upscale style and amenities to match, look no further. Lando Lofts at 909 Penn Avenue represents the best the city has to offer, from unbeatable location to unsurpassed luxury.


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