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The Charles W. Moore Center for the Study of Place

An entirely new kind of travel book—boxed sets of cards that feature Pittsburgh’s unique places to visit.


Placenotes—a new kind of travel book:

  • Boxed sets of cards that guide you to the world's unique and memorable places, cultural institutions, activities, and people.
  • Portable. Take only the cards of the places you wish to visit.
  • Always up-to-date. Revised and replacement cards (available through keep each set current and complete.
  • Durable. Placenotes are printed on heavy water- and tear-resistant laminated cards.
  • Collectible. Future sets will cover such places as Boston, San Diego, and Seattle.
  • Educational. An ideal way for local residents to learn more about the place in which they live.
  • Great gifts for business and leisure travelers, as well as unique souvenirs of places visited.

Selected items from this set:

  • Allegheny County Courthouse
  • The Carnegie Museums
  • Fallingwater
  • The Golden Triangle
  • Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
  • The Mattress Factory
  • Mexican War Streets Historic District
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • The Rachel Carson Homestead
  • The Strip District
  • The Andy Warhol Museum

Placenotes is the creation of Kevin Keim, Director of the Charles W. Moore Center for the Study of Place in Austin, Texas. Charles W. Moore (1925-1993) was a world-renowned architect, educator, and writer. To carry on his work, the Moore Center was founded in 1994 to teach people about the importance of good places, design, and architecture.