Shadyside Splendor Holiday Home Tour takes in 6 historic houses
A breathtaking tour through some of the East End’s grandest homes delighted a swell of nearly 2,000 admirers on Nov. 23 during the highly anticipated Shadyside Splendor Holiday Home Tour.
“This is a celebration of the homes that have remained and been loved over the years,” said chairwoman Millie Ryan.
Delicate notes from members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Tuesday Musical Club serenaded guests as they enjoyed magnificent holiday finery that adorned all six historic homes, some of which had never before been open to the public. As if that weren’t enough to cause a collective swoon, outside, carolers dotted Fifth Avenue while horse and carriage rides transported guests back in time.
A benefit for the Pittsburgh Symphonyhosted by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, the event capped off a tireless effort by a committee composed of co-chairs Frances Pickard, Arlene Sokolow, Cathy Trombetta, Diane Unkovic and Susanne Wilkinson, as well as Sue Breedlove, association prexy Mary Ann Craig, Jean Horne, Connie Phillips, Jen Sheib, Patty Snodgrass,Karen Viggiano and Signe Watson.